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Woman caught in middle after son accused of killing grandmother

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James Pigg is accused of murdering his grandmother. James Pigg is accused of murdering his grandmother.
LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

69-year-old Barbara Delaney of Limestone County was murdered on Tuesday. Her grandson, 33-year-old James Pigg, is charged with her murder.

James Pigg allegedly shot and beat Delaney with a hammer. Authorities completed an autopsy of Delaney's body and released it to the family on Wednesday. Delaney's family said she had been shot twice: once in the arm and once in the head.

Pigg will have his first appearance before a judge on Thursday morning. He will speak to the judge from his jail cell via teleconference. The judge will set Pigg's bond at this hearing.

Last week Delaney had Sheriff's Deputies serve her grandson with an eviction notice. Delaney stated that Pigg did not pay rent and his destructive habits impacted her health. Delaney said his behavior impacted her blood sugar and blood pressure.

Deputies were back at the home on Tuesday after receiving a call about the two fighting. A witness said he heard Barbara yelling for help. He said he could hear her yell that her grandson hit her in the head with a hammer. The witness said Pigg came out of the house and told him that he had everything under control. Pigg then walked back into the house. That's when the witness heard gunshots.

WAFF 48 spoke with Diane Harber. Harber is Delaney's daughter and Pigg's mother. Harber said this situation is very hard for her and her family.

"I'm dealing with the fact that my son killed my mother. I love my son, I love my mother. I'm kind of stuck in the middle here. I hate, God knows I hate this. This is the worst possible thing that anybody could ever imagine that could have happened to them," said Harber.

Harber was allowed to see her son in jail on Wednesday. She said her son told her he doesn't remember anything.

"He says he has no recollection of it what so ever. He says that he doesn't remember anything at all about yesterday until moments before he was arrested in Decatur in my mother's car," said Harber.

Visitation for Delaney will be on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and the funeral is Saturday at 2:00 p.m. These services will be at the Limestone Chapel.


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