JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Nathaniel Hayward, 42, faces a minimum of 25 years and up to life in prison after shooting his cousin, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
According to the State Attorney's office, the incident took place in April 2011, when the victim and Hayward attended a family party. Hayward shot his cousin twice after an arguement broke out over a card game, once in the shoulder and once in the head.
As a result of the shooting, the victim had severe injuries and partial paralysis.
Hayward pleaded guilty to attempted murder in the first degree and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Hayward will be sentenced the week of November 18.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Alexis Sykes and Katie Deal.
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