UPDATE: 10-16-2017 Hung Jury/MisTrial - Watch Replay of Trial here.
She had been a cheerleader and a softball player....
Opening statements are scheduled Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in the trial of 29-year-old Quinton Tellis in Batesville, Mississippi.
Tellis faces life in prison without parole if convicted. Authorities have said about 20,000 telephone numbers were analyzed as part of the investigation. About 40 people are listed in court documents as potential witnesses in the trial, including representatives from two cellphone companies.
Tellis has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of Jessica Chambers. She was on fire when she was found next to her burning car along a back road in Courtland, Mississippi, on Dec. 6, 2014. Chambers was taken to a hospital in Memphis, where she died.
Tellis faces another murder indictment in Louisiana, where he's accused in the torture death of Meing-Chen Hsiao, a 34-year-old Taiwanese graduate student at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
According to her Mother, Lisa Chambers, she left home shortly after 6pm to clean out her car, and then at 6:48pm Jessica called to say she was picking up something to eat and would be home thereafter.
Jessica was attacked on Saturday night December 6th, the fire department found her next to her burning vehicle at 8:13pm. Jessica died in the hospital from her severe burns the next day, Sunday December 7th.
On Tuesday a local reporter “found” CCTV footage of her stopping at a local gas station midway between her home and the place she was discovered on fire. M&M First Stop Gas is located at 8967 Highway #51, Courtland MS. Her burned body was discovered at 2352 Herron Road, Courtland, approximately 2 miles from the gas station.
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