Coker double stabbing suspect to remain in jail on no bond

Coker double stabbing suspect to remain in jail on no bond
Angel Jones (Source: Tuscaloosa Co. Sheriff's Office)
Angel Jones (Source: Tuscaloosa Co. Sheriff's Office)

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - District Judge Jim Guin found probable cause to keep capital murder charges in place against Angel Jones on Tuesday.

Jones arrived to court in an orange jumpsuit and handcuffs as deputies walked her into the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse.

The stabbings happened inside a trailer Gregg shared with Jones.

Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide investigator Josh Hastings was the only person who testified. He said Gregg's throat was cut and Hutchins was stabbed between 27 to 30 times before she died on the way to the hospital.

It appears Jones was jealous was of Hutchins. Investigators have said that though Gregg and Hutchins were divorced, they remained friends.

Hastings said Jones checked Gregg's phone for messages between the two of them and drove around a neighborhood trying to find her home to beat her up prior to the deadly stabbings.

Jones' attorney asked Hastings if it was possible she was trying to defend herself.

Hutchins' friends left the courtroom angry when Jones' attorney insinuated that Jones could argue self defense in the killings.

"Yes it makes us sick. And to think that she [Jones] wants to say that was defense. And she [Hutchins] was stabbed 27 to 30 times. And the blades were by her yet, that was self defense. I don't see it, you know?" Teresa Crawford said.

Jones remains in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on no bond.

About a dozen of Hutchins' friends were in court today. They plan on having a candlelight vigil for her next month.

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