Courtland Obituaries

Courtland Obituaries

Local obituary notices in Courtland, MS

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  • Thursday Sep 27 | via Commercial Dispatch 

    Unknown hitchhiker: Link to Mississippi burning death?

    A woman testified Wednesday that she picked up a hitchhiker the night that a Mississippi woman was fatally burned, but she's unsure whether it's the man prosecutors have on trial. Quinton Tellis is being retried on capital murder charges, accused of burning Jessica Chambers on a rural backroad on the outskirts of the Mississippi hamlet of Courtland in 2014.

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  • Wednesday Sep 26 | via The Tribune 

    Unknown hitchhiker: Link to Mississippi burning death?

    A woman testified Wednesday that she picked up a hitchhiker the night that a Mississippi woman was fatally burned, but she's unsure whether it's the man prosecutors have on trial. Quinton Tellis is being retried on capital murder charges, accused of burning Jessica Chambers on a rural backroad on the outskirts of the Mississippi hamlet of Courtland in 2014.

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  • Wednesday Sep 26 | via Fox News 

    Unknown hitchhiker: Link to Mississippi burning death?

    Lead prosecutor John Champion speaks during the retrial of Quinton Tellis in Batesville, Miss., on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018.

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  • Saturday Sep 22 | via Commercial Dispatch 

    Retrial set for man accused in woman's burning death

    That's likely to be the choice again facing Mississippi jurors this week in the trial of Quinton Tellis, accused of setting 19-year-old Jessica Chambers on fire in her car in December 2014, only to see the dying woman stagger down a rural backroad and be found by firefighters. The horrific circumstances surrounding the former high school cheerleader's death focused national attention on the victim's hometown of Courtland, a hamlet about 60 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee.

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