Suspect Indicted in Murder of Jessica Chambers – Ex-Boyfriend Poured Lighter Fluid Down Her Throat and Torched Her
Jessica Lane Chambers was brutally murdered in December 2014 in Mississippi.
Her killer beat her in the head and then squirted lighter fluid up her nose and down her throat before he torched her.
Quentin Tellis and Jessica Chambers
Mississippi police sought a “person of interest” in connection with her murder.
Jessica had reportedly recently left an abusive relationship with her black boyfriend.
On Tuesday Quentin Tellis was indicted by a grand jury in the death of Jessica Chambers.
FOX News reported:
A Mississippi man already suspected in a murder reportedly has been indicted in the December 2014 burning death of a 19-year-old woman.
Quinton Tellis, 27, was indicted on capital murder charges Tuesday by a special grand jury in the death of Jessica Chambers, The Clarion-Ledger reported.
Tellis is currently being held in the Ouachita Parish Jail in Monroe, La. on charges connected to the August 2015 death of a University of Louisiana Monroe exchange student, the newspaper reported.
Authorities in Panola County, Miss. have scheduled a press conference about the case for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Chambers was found on a back road shortly after 8 p.m. on Dec. 6, 2014, with burns covering more than 98 percent of her body.
When emergency responders arrived at the scene, Chambers was walking away from her burning vehicle and able to utter a few words to them about the attack — though authorities have not said what, if anything, the young woman was able to communicate. She later died from her injuries at a hospital in Memphis.
Tellis is believed to have been the last person to have been with Chambers the night she was killed. The two allegedly had a relationship in the weeks leading up to her death, officials told The Clarion-Ledger.
Tellis is already facing charge three counts of unauthorized use of an access card and one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. The Clarion-Ledger reported that he has admitted to using a debit card belonging to ULM student Meing-Chen Hsiao, 34, of Taiwan. Hsiao was found stabbed to death in her apartment on Aug. 8 of last year, more than a week after she was reported missing.