Former boyfriend of Jessica Chambers shot to death


Mississippi authorities say someone fatally shot the former boyfriend of a Mississippi woman who was burned to death, and investigators are questioning a suspect.

Panola County Sheriff Dennis Darby tells news outlets 33-year-old Travis Sanford was killed Friday at a home in Courtland. District Attorney John Champion confirms that Sanford was Jessica Chambers’ boyfriend when she died in 2014.

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He was incarcerated at the time, and Darby says he was cleared in her death.

The Clarion-Ledger quotes Darby as saying the suspect fired a shotgun while running from the house about 7:30 a.m. Darby says Sanford’s girlfriend and two small children were in the home.

Chambers died in a hospital a day after being set on fire. Two juries have deadlocked on whether to convict a different man in her death.