A widowed cancer survivor faces the prospect of being homeless unless she can fight off federal seizure of her house and land.
Mara Lynn Williams' husband, Royce, killed himself in May while awaiting a verdict in a federal drug case against him.
The U.S. attorney's office accused Royce Williams of growing marijuana on his Chilton County land with the intent to sell it. They now are attempting to seize his land -- about 40 acres -- and the house where Mara Lynn Williams still lives.
Mara Lynn Williams, 56, said she didn't know that her husband was growing marijuana, and she said federal authorities should not be trying to take the land, which has been in her husband's family for generations.
"It is not morally right. My husband has paid with his life. What else do they want?" Williams said.
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Mr. Williams was a chronic pain patient and had survived many surgeries. He was growing marijuana for his own personal use.