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Trial in MS woman's burning death set to begin

Trial in MS woman's burning death set to begin

"She was perched on a cover".

Daniel Cole, the Director of Emergency Operations in the county, wrote a report saying he arrived on the roadside where Chambers' vehicle was ablaze to find her covered in blankets on the ground with first responders.

The prosecution insisted that Tellis is the one responsible, despite her allegedly saying another name.

Quinton Tellis, 29, is blamed for murdering Chambers, a previous secondary school team promoter from Courtland, Miss., who was found along a byway nearly a tree cultivate about three years back.

Tellis allegedly realized Chambers was still alive and that is when he drove Chambers' vehicle with her inside down a backroad, got in his sister's auto, grabbed gasoline and doused both Chambers and the vehicle before lighting them on fire. She died four hours later at a Memphis hospital. Tellis has pleaded not guilty.

A trial this week could shed some light on the mystery behind the gruesome death of a 19-year-old MS woman who was set on fire and left to die beside her burning vehicle.

A defense attorney says 19-year-old Jessica Chambers told firefighters who found her that a man named Eric set her on fire, not the man charged with her murder Quinton Tellis. Palmer said that Chambers, who was "alert, able to speak", told at least eight first responders a man named Eric was responsible for burning her and her auto. "I asked, 'Who did this to you?' She replied, 'Eric.' I asked again, 'Baby girl who did this?' and she replied, 'Eric, '" Davis said, reading his statement in court.

Opening statements are scheduled Tuesday in the trial of 29-year-old Quinton Tellis in Batesville, Mississippi, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Memphis, Tennessee.

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"She was a contender".

Chambers and Tellis rode around in her vehicle for a while that morning before Chambers dropped off Tellis at his house and she went home to take a nap, the prosecutor said.

Lisa said she believes "somebody was with" her daughter during their phone conversation, according to local TV station WMC.

Relatives have described Chambers as friendly and outgoing.

"I bowed down and I stated, 'Nectar, who did this to you?' And all I heard was Eric", Hailey told the court.

The horrendous conditions encompassing Chambers' passing accumulated national consideration. Security is tight - the jury is being sequestered and spectators are being screened through metal detectors before entering the courtroom.

On Wednesday, the jury was additionally demonstrated a realistic photograph that Cole took of Chambers after touching base on the scene. "I can't picture it for y'all".