Deadly stabbing in Copiah Co. - - Jackson, MS

Deadly stabbing in Copiah Co.

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A family is mourning the loss of a 45 year old Crystal Springs woman.  

Tonya Taylor, 41, is charged with murder.

Taylor turned herself in Sunday at the Copiah County Detention Center.

Investigators say Taylor was involved in an altercation with Currin Hardy at a party in Gatesville.

Hardy's family says she did not argue with Taylor but tried to walk away when Taylor cut her neck with a broken champagne glass.

Hardy bled to death before paramedics and officers arrived.

WLBT talked with her son about their loss.

"She was a hard worker, very smart, intelligent, a nice person," said Jeremi Hardy. "She never started anything with people, just a nice person, easy to get along with.  She had a lot of friends."

Hardy was the mother of three and Tuesday her daughter gave birth to her fifth grandchild.

A candlelight vigil is being held Friday at 6:00 at Hardy's home in Crystal Springs.

The family says they want Taylor to spend the rest of her life in prison.

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