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Jurors find man guilty of murder in Va. beating death

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TAZEWELL CO. (WVVA) – A jury recommends life in prison for a man convicted of murder.

Willard Cook, 36, of Cedar Bluff was found guilty last week in Tazewell County for the November 2013 beating death of Tim Mitchell, of Russell County. Mitchell was found inside his car parked outside his own home. The two men knew each other but were not related. Cook was arrested a month after the murder.

The jury trial against Cook ended Thursday, July 31. He was found guilty of first-degree murder, but jurors recommended life in prison. Cook will be sentenced on December 15.

 

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