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Tellis hearing postponed

JACKSON, Miss.- The hearing has been delayed for the man accused in the 2014 burning death of Jessica Chambers

Quinton Tellis was originally scheduled to face a judge on July 5, but a scheduling conflict has delayed the proceedings.

District Attorney John Champion said that Tellis would not be able to make the date and a new hearing date would need to be set. There is no word yet on when that will be.

Tellis was originally charged with Chambers’ death in February but was facing other charges in Louisiana. He could not be returned to Mississippi until those charges were resolved.

His charge in Louisiana was the unauthorized use of a woman’s debit card. That woman was later found dead, but Tellis was never charged with her murder.
Chambers, 19, was doused with a flammable liquid and set on fire on the night of December 9, 2014. She was found next to her car in Panola county by firefighters. Chambers died the next day due to her injuries.

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