A District Attorney said Tuesday Quinton Tellis will be retried in Mississippi for the death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers, who was set on fire, before going to Louisiana to face additional charges.
Tellis is facing life in prison for Chambers’ death, but a hung jury in Batesville, Mississippi put his fate into the hands of a whole new trial and set of jurors on Monday. Not only will he face a new round of Mississippi jurors, but he could also be facing a trial in Louisiana.
The same year Chambers was killed, another young woman, University of Louisiana student Ming-Chen Hsiao, was stabbed in her apartment. Tellis is being charged with her murder, but his defense attorneys said they won’t know what’s next for Tellis at the time the Chambers trial concluded Monday.
“The best thing I know is that he is not indicted in that area and we don’t know anything about
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Opening statements were made Tuesday in the capital murder trial of 28-year-old Quinton Tellis, who was wiping tears away from his eyes after making eye contact with his family in the courtroom. Tellis has pleaded not guilty to the murder. Prosecutors claim he set Jessica Chambers on fire, and is responsible for her death.
John Champion, district attorney told the packed courtroom in Batesville, Mississippi that Chambers “was a beautiful, blonde-haired 19-year-old” from Courtland, a tiny town not far from Batesville. He alleged that Tellis took her young life away from her. He pointed to DNA and circumstantial evidence, cell phone data, as well as surveillance footage from a gas station to back up that claim. Chambers’ car keys were near her burnt car. Tellis’ DNA was found on that set of keys, Champion said. He said the cell phone data puts the two together right before Jessica was set on
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Sometimes two decades of service to your community can begin with one simple, seemingly casual decision. For The Daily World’s selection of Firefighter of the Year for 2017, that decision was to join the Brady Volunteer Fire Department.
“To be honest, I could not tell you exactly why I decided to join,” said Josh Ambrose, a volunteer with Fire District 2 stationed in Central Park. “I had a couple of friends volunteering out of Brady and I figured it was a good way to give back to the community, so I figured let’s just do it and see how it goes.”
So far, it’s gone 20 years and a couple of months, during which time he has steadily taken on more responsibilities and put in a great deal of time for the fire district while holding down a full-time job with the city of Hoquiam as a Public Works crew lead.
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