Texas man sentenced to probation after accidental shooting

On Monday, February 3 District Court Judge Bobby Flores sentenced Dustin Wesley Cook, 38, to 3 years of probation for the accidental shooting of 2 Edinburg teenagers.

The incident happened in December of 2011 when stray bullets from Cook’s target practice hit Nicholas Tijerina and Edson Amaro. The two students were outdoors playing basketball at the time of the shooting.

Throughout the trial, Cook maintained that he had not been criminally negligent. The families of both victims have pending civil lawsuits against Cook.

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