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Posted on: October 16, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Man sentenced to life without parole for Tacoma homicide

TACOMA, WA – Today Aaron Lamar Livingston, 39, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated first degree murder and one count of attempted first degree murder. Livingston was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

"This plea of guilty as charged provides justice and closure for the community," said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.

On May 23, 2014, Livingston murdered Andrew Giessler, 25, with an axe because he believed Giessler was in a romantic relationship with Livingston’s girlfriend. Livingston then choked his girlfriend, who survived. He strangled her roommate, Denyse Marshall, 60, to death.

After committing the murders, Livingston called his father to tell him what he had done. Livingston then contacted Tacoma police and provided a full confession.

Heather Songer
Communications and Public Information Coordinator
Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
[email protected]

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