Mistrial declared in Jessica Chambers murder trial

This afternoon a mistrial was declared in the case of a Mississippi man charged with burning a woman to death. Jurors initially said they found Quinton Tellis not guilty of capital murder in the death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers. However, when jurors were polled individually some said they found the defendant guilty.
Circuit Judge Gerald Chatham told the jury to go back for further deliberations. He repeated to them that their verdict must be unanimous or they must tell him if they are unable to reach an agreement. Defense attorneys argued the wrong man is on trial. The 29-year-old Tellis faces up to life in prison without parole if convicted.
Emergency responders said Chambers looked like a ‘zombie’ with burned skin and hair when they found her wandering near a road in Courtland, Mississippi on December 6th, 2014.

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