Jurors return not guilty verdict in Jackson County love triangle murder case

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David Hutchins (Photo: Jackson County Sheriff's Office)

David Hutchins (Photo: Jackson County Sheriff's Office)

JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – The jury is now finished deliberating in the murder trial of David Hutchins who is accused of killing Chris Timberlake in November of 2014.  The Jackson County Court Clerk confirmed that jurors found Hutchins not guilty.

The District Attorney’s office completed closing arguments this morning in which they pointed out Hutchins and Timberlake were friends. They also stipulated that Hutchins’s account of the events has changed multiple times. The prosecution says the shooting incident was not self defense.

The defense made its case saying Timberlake made threats against Hutchins’s home. They also claimed his actions were led by hurt and pain.

Hutchins was charged after he went to Stevenson Police admitting to shooting a man in his home. That shooting was reportedly over a love triangle.