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WIfe Charged With Murder In Husband's Killing

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Mug shot of Terry Cook (Credit: Aiken County Sheriff's Office) Mug shot of Terry Cook (Credit: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)
North Augusta, SC - A North Augusta woman is in jail after a deadly shooting.

The shooting happened at the North Augusta Gardens Apartments on West Hugh Street, off Georgia Avenue.

Investigators say 20-year-old Terry Cook has been arrested and charged with murder. They say she shot and killed her husband, 21-year-old Dakota Cook.

Officers found Cook Tuesday morning with a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Four children were also found inside the home, unharmed.

"Public Safety contacted our victim advocate who works with us and is trained to deal with situations like this. She is here just comforting the children and keeping them occupied until they are released to the grandparents,"said Lieutenant Tim Thornton, of the North Augusta Department of Public Safety.

All of the children are under the age of four.

Investigators say the shooting appears to be the result of an ongoing domestic dispute.

Mrs. Cook is also facing 4 counts of Unlawful Neglect of a Child, and one count of Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime.

We will continue to follow this story and provide the latest details as they become available.
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