Murder charge filed after grandmother shot to death in Macon County

Updated: May. 8, 2017 at 4:45 PM CDT
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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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