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Jury selection is slated to take place on Monday in the trial of 28-year-old Quinton Verdell Tellis, the man charged with killing 19-year-old woman Jessica Chambers. Jurors will be chosen in the town of Magnolia, Mississippi, after which they’ll be driven over 200 miles north to Batesville, where the trial will be held. Opening statements are expected to begin as early as Tuesday, and the LawNewz Network will provide live streaming coverage.
Prosecutors in Mississippi say police found Chambers and her burning car near her mother’s home on Dec. 6, 2014. When they found her, she was still alive despite sustaining burns on 98 percent on her body, but she passed away the day after at the hospital, authorities say. Police claim Tellis admitted to being with Chambers on the day she was burned, but he didn’t admit to killing her. Investigators say he had some sort of relationship with Chambers shortly before the murder, and were able to link...
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