You may remember the story. Nineteen-year-old cheerleader? She ran with a tough crowd, got doused in gasoline and burned alive?
It was a big story at the time. But do we still remember it?
It was December 6th, 2014 that Jessica Chambers is said to have whispered her killer’s name to with a dying breath. The murder trial is finally beginning.
Firefighters in Courtland, Miss., found Chambers beside her burning car on a remote road near a tree farm. Chambers was quickly taken to a Memphis hospital, about 60 miles to the north, with burns over 98 percent of her body. She died hours later. —FoxNews
The case was further sensationalized when the FBI arrested 17 people at the outset.
That was understood to mean that the FBI believed the entire gang was present and participating in her murder… which of course… sensationalized it further. There was at least one good thing came out of it:
Well, as a direct result of the investigation into her death, local law enforcement has cracked down on gang activity. Those 17 were not investigated for her murder, but they certainly were investigated — and in some cases charged — as a direct result of this case. (We reported that in greater detail here.)
The father was wondering why the defendant who is finally facing trial was ever a free man in the first place.
He was let out 2 months before his daughter’s death. Quinton Tellis had served time for prior offenses, including burglary and fleeing police. He had probation revoked more than once.
While a prisoner, he was disorderly and abusive.
If the right guy has been charged… she’d still be alive today if he’d been in prison just two months longer.
Jessica’s life is not the only one he’s charged with taking, either.
Tellis faces another murder indictment in Louisiana, where he’s accused in the torture death of Meing-Chen Hsiao, a 34-year-old Taiwanese graduate student at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. That indictment alleges that Tellis probably stabbed Hsiao more than 30 times in her face and body with a knife to get her to reveal her debit card’s PIN number before killing her on July 29, 2015. He was extradited to Mississippi from Louisiana in June after pleading guilty to fraudulent use of Hsiao’s card. –Fox News
Stabbed thirty times in the face. Who even thinks like that, let alone acts on it?
Some of other questions and theories floating around will probably be addressed during the trial. Among them includes speculation that she was deliberately targeted because her father was in the police force. It has been claimed that threats against police and their family were being made on social media at the time, including references to burning.
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