MISTRIAL CALLED in Jessica Chambers Murder Trial – 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.
In February 2016 Quentin Tellis was indicted by a grand jury in the death of Jessica Chambers.
He was already a suspect in another murder.
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.
On Monday a mistrial was declared in the murder trial of Quentin Tellis.
The AP reported:
The jury in the tense murder trial of a Mississippi man charged with setting a 19-year-old friend on fire and leaving her to die handed a bailiff a note: They have reached a verdict.
What followed was confusion.
Before the decision was read, Judge Gerald Chatham asked if the 12-person panel had unanimously agreed on a verdict. A male juror spoke the shocking words: “We didn’t all agree.”
That started a chain of events that led to a hung jury and a mistrial in the murder trial of Quinton Tellis and sparked a wave of emotions for his family and the relatives of Jessica Chambers. For the Chambers family, it ended up being pain and frustration. For relatives of Tellis, it was relief and joy.
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HERE IS VIDEO FROM THE COURTROOM WHEN A MISTRIAL WAS DECLARED: