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Friends determined to find justice for Tuscaloosa Co. stabbing victim

One of Hutchins friends wore this button to the court hearing on June 9. (Source: WBRC video) One of Hutchins friends wore this button to the court hearing on June 9. (Source: WBRC video)
Hutchins friends pray at her grave after the court hearing on June 9. (Source: WBRC video) Hutchins friends pray at her grave after the court hearing on June 9. (Source: WBRC video)
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Friends of a woman stabbed to death in Tuscaloosa County are keeping her memory alive while seeking justice in her case.
 
The saying goes, "friends are forever" and that sentiment is definitely true for friends of Missy Hutchins.
 
"Missy would be proud to see her girlfriends sticking up for her," Teresa Crawford, Hutchins' close friend, said.
 
In May, investigators say Angel Jones killed Hutchins along Roger Gregg in a Buhl mobile home. Gregg was Hutchins' ex-husband and Jones current boyfriend. 

Jones was in court Tuesday for a probable cause hearing. Investigators say she stabbed Hutchins up to 30 times. Jones' defense team says it was self defense.
 
Investigators say it appears Jones was jealous of Hutchins. They say she checked Gregg's phone for messages between the two and drove around a neighborhood trying to find her to beat her up.

Hutchins friends find the "self defense" claim hard to believe.
 
"She was stabbed 27 to 30 times. And the blades were by her yet, that was self defense. I don't see it you know," Crawford said.
 
While visiting Hutchins' grave on Tuesday afternoon, her friends say she was the glue that kept them together.
 
"Missy helped every one of us. We had a girlfriend pact. and if you called Missy, Missy was there for you," Crawford added.
 
Now Hutchins' girlfriends are there for her.
 
"Right now Missy is forefront because we want justice," a friend said during a prayer.
 
"We're not going to let that go," Crawford said.
 
"We want to make sure that we see the death penalty in this case. This is two people she [Jones] took out brutally," Lynn Deerman, another close friend, said.
 
About a dozen of Hutchins' friends were in court today. They plan on having a candlelight vigil for her next month.
 
Jones is in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on no bond charged with Capital Murder. If convicted, she faces life without parole or the death penalty.

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