Marietta man pleads guilty to malice murder in the death of his father
After pleading guilty to killing his father, Marietta resident Daniel Attaway will spend the next 25 years of his life in prison. Cobb District Attorney Flynn Broady announced that Attaway entered a guilty, but mentally ill plea, to one count of malice murder in the death of his father.
As part of the negotiated plea agreement, Attaway’s 50-year sentence includes the requirement of mental health supervision for the duration of his time in custody and while he is on probation. Cobb Superior Court Judge Kimberly Childs gave Attaway a 50-year sentence, 25 years of which will be spent in custody.
Attaway placed a 911 call to police on September 29, 2018, saying someone had shot and killed his father, Douglas Wayne Attaway. As the case was being investigated by the Marietta Police Department, Attaway was arrested on October 1, 2018, after confessing to his mother and sister that he was the person who shot and killed his father.