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Thursday, September 27, 2018

First responders testify in Jessica Chambers murder retrial

The second day of Quinton Tellis' retrial opened in Mississippi on Wednesday with testimony from multiple first responders, who described in horrifying detail how Jessica Chambers was burned beyond recognition when she stumbled out of the woods in 2014 after being set on fire.

Tellis, 29, is being retried on capital murder charges, after jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict last year.

A firefighter who was on the scene on December 6, 2014, told the court that the 19-year-old's body was completely covered in burns and 'almost looked like shoe leather.’

'Her face itself...she was unrecognizable,' the first responder said from the stand. 'There was black charring.'


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