Mother seeks answers after son shot by New Albany woman


by Claudia Coffey

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 7 at 11:41 PM

(WHAS11) -- A New Albany woman is charged with murder after police say she shot an acquaintance at her home.

That man, Charles Pierce, later died from his injuries. His family is devastated and heartbroken. Pierce's family talked to WHAS11.

"She took away part of our family that we can't get back. She left a hole in it. And I’d like to ask her why?" Charles Pierce’s mother Mildred Pierce said.

Mildred Pierce is seeking answers Tuesday night, May 7, after her 39-year-old son Charles Pierce was shot multiple times in 31-year-old Lisa Schuler’s home. She says the two were not dating but were friends.

"I think he knew her through somebody else,” Pierce said.

She says he was a man that loved life, animals and was excited about a new job he was starting next week.

"He was an animal lover and liked to go fishing and he liked to joke with ya," Pierce said."

Schuler appeared in Floyd County's Superior Court on Tuesday.

Deputies say Schuler called 911 and said she was the victim of a home invasion, which they say was false. 

“I couldn’t tell you what she looked like really; sad to say. I only lived here since January. But a couple of folks knew her," neighbor Brandon Fowler said.

More questions now remain about what really happened inside Schuler’s home, a mystery that Pierce hopes one day will be solved.

"Why did you do this? What was your reasoning? How could you do this?" Pierce said.