Re-trial set for June in case of burned Mississippi woman
BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The re-trial of a man charged with killing a Mississippi woman by setting her on fire has been set.
Panola County District Attorney John Champion said Thursday that the second trial in the death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers has been scheduled for June 11 in Batesville, Mississippi.
Quinton Tellis has pleaded not guilty to capital murder. His trial in October ended in a hung jury and a mistrial.
Prosecutors said Tellis set Chambers and her car on fire in a rural back road in Courtland, Mississippi, on the night of Dec. 6, 2014. Firefighters found a smoldering Chambers walking near the car.
She had third-degree burns on most of her body when she died at a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, about 60 miles (95 kilometers) north of Courtland.