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  1. Louisiana and Mississippi DAs 'conferring' about what to do with...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 3 | Daily Mail

    ... Tellis, 29, the man accused of capital murder for setting Jessica Chambers, 19, on fire and killing her in 2014 in Courtland, Mississippi. A Mississippi judge declared a mistrial in Quinton Tellis' (on Monday) capital murder trial for the 2014 death ...

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  2. Tellis escapes convictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 2 | Panolian

    Courtland native Quinton Tellis was whisked away from the Panola County Courthouse in Batesville at 3:20 p.m. Monday by deputies of the Sheriff's Department minutes after the jury in his capital murder trial told Circuit Court Judge Gerald Chatham Sr., they were hopelessly deadlocked after 12 hours of deliberation. Chatham thanked jurors for their seven days of service, commending them for their attentiveness during testimony.

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  3. Second mistrial declared for suspect in teen's burning deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 1 | CBS News

    ... of setting Jessica Chambers ablaze. Chambers, 19, was found badly burned next to her torched car along a road in Courtland, Mississippi, about 70 miles south of Memphis, on Dec. 6, 2014. She died hours later at a hospital. As in the first trial, ...

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  4. Judge declares mistrial in Jessica Chambers murder trial as jury can't reach verdictRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 1 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    ... has faced murder charges for Chambers. The 19-year-old was found in her car hours after she was burned alive in Courtland, Mississippi. Chambers was found alive by paramedics with second- and third-degree burns, but later died from her injuries. ...

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  5. Jurors begin deliberations in Mississippi burned woman caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 30 | Sunherald.com

    ... mortally wounded Chambers stumbling away from her burning car on the outskirts of the north Mississippi hamlet of Courtland, has captured wide attention. Like in the first trial, closing arguments highlighted jurors' choice. Prosecutors said ...

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  6. Jurors see interview videos of man accused in burning deathRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 29 | Commercial Dispatch

    ... died. After investigators told him that his and Chambers' cellphones both traveled 5 miles from their hometown of Courtland to Batesville, he said he had met Chambers at a Taco Bell in Batesville. But Tellis then told them he had borrowed a truck ...

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  7. FBI agent: Man in burning death admits sex, denies timingRead the original story

    Friday Sep 28 | Commercial Dispatch

    ... that would not be the case." Jurors Thursday also took a tour of sites involved in the crime in the small town of Courtland, about 60 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee. Panola County Circuit Court Judge Gerald Chatham also agreed that prosecutors ...

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  8. Unknown hitchhiker: Link to Mississippi burning death?Read the original story

    Thursday Sep 27 | Commercial Dispatch

    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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  9. Here are the key players in the Jessica Chambers murder trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 26 | Sunherald.com

    ... after a mistrial was declared at the first trial. The Panola County teen was found burned alive on Herron Road in Courtland in December 2014. Multiple first responders at the scene have testified they believed they heard her say that "Eric" was the ...

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  10. Mystery hitchhiker is latest twist in trial of teen cheerleader burned aliveRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 26 | New York Post

    The mystery deepened in the horrific murder of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers when new details emerged about a stranger flagging down a car for a ride the night she was burned alive. The bombshell revelation was introduced Wednesday at the murder retrial for Quinton Tellis , who allegedly had sex with and killed Chambers in December 2014 on a rural road in Courtland, Mississippi.

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  11. Chambers' last words major topic as retrial of Quinton Tellis beginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 25 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... had deteriorated significantly. "I asked who did this to you: 'Eric.' I said who what is his last name: 'Eric,'" Courtland firefighter Brandi Davis said. One difference from the last trial was the first responders testifies Chambers said a lot more ...

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  12. Tellis jury chosen; trial starts at 9 a.m.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 25 | Panolian

    ... and trial, and many locals are interviewed on those shows. The horrific burning death of Jessica Chambers, 19, of Courtland on the night of Dec. 6, 2014, made national headlines. The blond haired, blue eyed Chambers was a former cheerleader who ...

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  13. Second Chambers trial begins with Oktibbeha juryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 25 | Commercial Dispatch

    ... be sequestered until it's over." Using a panel of jurors from outside the area where the crime occurred -- in Courtland -- was a function of the high-profile nature of the case. Chambers, 19, was found by paramedics engulfed in flames walking down ...

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  14. Will Jessica Chambers' family find closure nearly 4 years after teen was set on fire?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 24 | Sunherald.com

    ... other holiday with her or life milestone. On Dec. 6, 2014, the tiny 19-year-old was set on fire on a back road in Courtland, a town of 500 in Panola County. She was found walking toward first responders with burns over almost her entire body. She ... 3 comments

  15. Retrial set for man accused in woman's burning deathRead the original story

    Sep 22, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    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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  16. Jessica Chambers' neighbor recalls hearing of teen's burning death...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2018 | Fox News

    ... This Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 photo shows the spot where burn victim Jessica Chambers was found in December 2014 in Courtland, Miss. Winfield added that Chambers never brought up Tellis during their conversations. She also said their age difference ...

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  17. Judge issues order for Oktibbeha County jurors in Chambers caseRead the original story

    Aug 16, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    ... Tellis. Tellis, 30, is accused of capital murder in the Dec. 6, 2014 death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers in Courtland. According to the Associated Press, prosecutors in the case accuse Tellis of setting Chambers and her car on fire on a rural ...

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  18. Mississippi man appeals judge's ruling clearing prosecutorRead the original story

    Aug 9, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    ... the appeal. Prosecutors say Tellis set 19-year-old Jessica Chambers and her car on fire on a rural back road near Courtland on the night of Dec. 6, 2014. The case drew national attention because Chambers was a young blond woman and because it took ...

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  19. Defense lawyer: Prosecutor tried to coach false testimonyRead the original story

    Jul 5, 2018 | Commercial Dispatch

    ... said of Champion's actions. Prosecutors say Tellis set Chambers and her car on fire on a rural back road near Courtland on the night of Dec. 6, 2014. Firefighters and law enforcement officers testified at the first trial that they heard Chambers say ...

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  20. Obituaries 7/3/2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2018 | Panolian

    Charlie Clinton Baker died peacefully at his Courtland home surrounded by his children and family, MONday morning, July 2, 2018. He was 82. Mr. Baker was born Dec. 4, 1935, in Courtland.

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