TBI: Man beats mother with hammer in Meigs County home

MEIGS COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - An argument between a mother and son in Meigs County nearly ended with her death.

The Tennesee Bureau of Investigation says Jeron Smith got into a fight with Karen Neal.

TBI says Smith attacked Neal with a hammer and nearly killed her.

Neal's husband came home, grabbed a gun, and shot Smith as he tried to get away.

Authorities arrested Smith and charged him with Attempted Murder.

Neal is in a hospital on life support.

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