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A 2nd Mistrial in Perplexing Death of Jessica Chambers

Quinton Tellis was accused of Mississippi 19-year-old's burning death

(Newser) - When first Mississippi responders came upon Jessica Chambers, she had been set on fire and was covered in second- and third-degree burns; she reportedly uttered "Eric did this to me," before dying. Attorneys for Quinton Tellis, the man on trial for her December 2014 death, argued that made...

Dramatic Mistrial in Case of Teen Burned Alive

Prosecutors plan to try Quinton Tellis again

(Newser) - Twice a jury appeared before a court Monday to announce a not guilty verdict in the 2014 burning death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers—and twice it was revealed the decision was actually split. Finally, Judge Gerald Chatham declared a mistrial due to a "hopelessly deadlocked" jury, though prosecutors immediately...

Man Indicted in Death of Teen Burned Alive

Jessica Chambers suspect was already in jail

(Newser) - More than 14 months and 150 police interviews after the horrific murder of Jessica Chambers, authorities believe they have found her killer. Quinton Tellis, a 27-year-old man in jail in Louisiana in connection with another murder, has been indicted on capital murder charges in the death of the 19-year-old, who...

No Suspect, Too Many Rumors, in Burning Death

Store clerk, who isn't a suspect, has to leave state after Internet threats

(Newser) - Police in tiny Courtland, Miss., still don't have a suspect in the horrific burning death of teenager Jessica Chambers in December, which is bringing out Internet sleuths in droves. Store clerk Ali Alsanai, for example, was quoted in newspaper stories explaining how he spoke to Chambers shortly before her...

After 100 Interviews, No Main Suspect in Burning Death

FBI adds $25K to Jessica Chambers reward

(Newser) - Authorities have interviewed more than 100 potential witnesses in the December burning death of Mississippi teen Jessica Chambers , yet they still don't have a prime suspect. They also say "talk on the street" about the case has been quieter than usual, hampering the investigation. So the FBI has...

Phone May Be 'Key' to Case of Teen Burned Alive

Jessica Chambers got call before she died, phone may be 'key to everything'

(Newser) - The investigation into the burning death of Mississippi teen Jessica Chambers is in full swing. Sheriff's deputies with canine units have been spotted picking up items and bagging them in the Courtland area where police first encountered Chambers (who, CNN notes, was not on fire when they found her...

Police Seek 'Person of Interest' in Burning Death

No arrests yet in Mississippi teen's brutal killing

(Newser) - Mississippi police haven't made any arrests in the horrific killing of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers, but they are looking for a "person of interest," reports the Clarion-Ledger . Earlier reports suggested that Chambers had been able to identify her assailant to first responders before she died. The teen had...

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