As the search for missing 5-year-old Jhessye Shockley continues, more and more details are pointing towards her mother being responsible for her disappearance.
To add to the story, school records indicate Jhessye’s last day at school was Sept. 22, 2011. Police have now charged Hunter with suspected child abuse in her daughter's case and admit they do not believe Jhessye will be found alive.
Despite the new allegations, members from Hunter's church are defending her and have raised funds for her immediate release.
“Glendale is trying to save face before Thanksgiving,” said Reverend Dr. Jeffrey Metcalff. “She will be exonerated of these charges.”
The reverend spoke outside the jail on Tuesday (Nov. 22), joined by Hunter’s father. They both believe she is innocent.