He has admitted he did it, and could spend 40 years in prison as a result.
Jesse Durham has pleaded guilty to murdering his great-grandmother with a hammer. And in exchange for his guilty plea, the prosecutor in the case has recommended he be sentenced to serve four decades in prison for his crime.
Durham, 23, appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Allan Bertram on Tuesday.
Durham was scheduled to face jurors on Monday and was appearing for a hearing to discuss whether his case was ready for trial.