A Louisiana prosecutor says his office will confer with Mississippi counterparts before trying a man who has been accused of murder in both states.
A Mississippi judge declared a second mistrial Monday in the capital murder case of a man accused of setting a woman on fire, after jurors once again said they couldn’t reach a verdict.
Prosecutors on Friday played hours of interrogation videos in the trial of a man charged with burning a Mississippi woman to death, trying to show jurors how he repeatedly changed his story as he was confronted with contradictory evidence.
An FBI agent testified Thursday that the man on trial for burning a Mississippi woman to death told him the two had sex, but not on the day she died.
A woman testified Wednesday that she picked up a hitchhiker the night that a Mississippi woman was fatally burned, but she’s unsure whether it’s the man prosecutors have on trial.
Quinton Tellis is the man on trial for killing a Mississippi woman by setting her on fire, but much of the first day’s testimony focused on emergency workers’ reports that Jessica Chambers told them an “Eric” had attacked her.
A second trial in the Jessica Chambers murder case is set to begin today in Batesville after Monday’s jury selection in Starkville.
Was it Quinton or Eric?
That’s likely to be the choice again facing Mississippi jurors this week in the trial of Quinton Tellis, accused of setting 19-year-old Jessica Chambers on fire in her car in December 2014, only to see the dying woman stagger down a rural backroad and be found by firefighters.
A major criminal trial will now at least include a jury from Oktibbeha County after an order filed Thursday in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.
A man accused of killing a Mississippi woman by setting her on fire is appealing a judge’s ruling clearing a prosecutor of misconduct, saying the judge used the wrong legal standard.