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Debra Pilkinton speaks after release from Turner County jail


Debra Pilkinton spoke with WALB following her release from Turner County jail.

She was released on bond Thursday following two hung juries in the case of her husband's death. After being released, she is once again enjoying the company of her family.

"I can't even describe it, its just great," Pilkinton said. "It's just wonderful."

While being held in jail for the death of her husband, Pilkinton missed the birth of her grand daughter's children  

"Now I'm able to sit with her and watch TV," said Chayanne Player. "Experience her with my son."

Last March, deputies found Morris Pilkinton dead inside the couple's Sycamore home from a gunshot wound to the head. Debra was charged with murdering him. The case went to trial two times both resulting in hung juries. The process has stressed the family.

"I thought two hung juries, she is going to be able to come home," Player said. "Then they still didn't know and I was just heartbroken." 

"They would always come to see me, but it's not the same as being to touch them," Pilkinton said. "That's one thing that was the roughest being in there." 

The possibility of a third trial remains and it still makes the family uneasy.

"It makes me really nervous to know that they can just come and get her at any time," Player said. "I want to try to spend time with her and all while she is here and hope she gets to stay."

Debra says she hopes that this last trial can finally put the case to rest and allow the family to move forward.


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