Murder charge filed after grandmother shot to death in Macon County

Murder charge filed after grandmother shot to death in Macon County
Crime scene on County Road 67 in Macon County. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
Crime scene on County Road 67 in Macon County. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

MACON CO., AL (WSFA) - Bond has been set for a woman accused of shooting her own grandmother to death over the weekend in Macon County.

Sheriff Andre Brunson says Stephanie Nicole Pierson is being held on a $100,000 bond after being charged with the murder of Ruth Pearl Pierson over the weekend.

The victim, 58, died Saturday in a car in front of her home on Macon County Road 67, according to the sheriff's office.

First responders were called to the house where they found Pierson dead of a single gunshot wound. Her granddaughter, 22, is accused of shooting her after an altercation. The victim was preparing to leave the house for a funeral when she was killed.

"This is an unfortunate tragedy to have something like this happen and this family was on their way to a funeral," Sheriff Brunson said Saturday. "Our prayers go out to the family."

The case is still under investigation.

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