Investigators found that, before the shooting, the 59-year-old had given his son a choice: Find a job or move out of the house, according to testimony from a late November court hearing, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.
Police said the man was shot “between his eyes” and “close to (his) forehead.”
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At first, cops say, Attaway lied.
"Somebody has entered my house when I was away and they shot my father. He is dead," he told a police dispatcher, according to a 911 recording obtained by Channel 2 Action News.
Marietta police Det. David Sheffield testified, the AJC reported, that cops found the 9mm Sig Sauer pistol used in the shooting two days after the killing. It was from a family collection.
As of Monday, Attaway remained in Cobb jail without bond.
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