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UPDATE: Mistrial declared after jury remains deadlocked.

Quinton Tellis. Courtesy of Panola County Sheriff's Department.

After a week long of testimony before a jury in North Mississippi, the verdict is in, or was almost in. 

Update: 4:16 p.m.: 

The jury could not reach a verdict in the case against Quinton Tellis for the murder of Jessica Chambers. The judge has declared a mistrial.

The District Attorney can still pursue lesser charges against Tellis, capitol murder is off the table, which includes the death penalty.

Update 2:52 p.m.: 

Judge send jury back to their quarters to deliberate yet again, after re-reading instructions on how to pass a verdict.

The jury was released, still no verdict.

Update 2:15 p.m.: 

Local media reports that the jury said they had found Quinton Tellis not guilty for the murder of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers, but when the judge asked the foreman if that was a unanimous decision, one juror spoke up saying it was not.

The jury was sent back to delibarate their decision around 2:15 p.m. on Monday.


Court was back in session on Monday after jurors deliberated for more than four hours on Sunday night before being sent back to their hotel rooms by the judge.

RELATED: Prosecution continues in day three of Jessica Chambers trial

District Attorney John Champion told News Mississippi as of 9:30 Monday morning the jury was still out, deliberating the facts of the case.

Quinton Tellis was charged in 2016 for the murder of 19-year-old Chambers who was found burning to death in Courtland, Mississippi. She was spotted by firefighters on Dec. 6, 2014 and died hours later.

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