Retrial set for September in burned Mississippi woman case
BATESVILLE, Miss. - The retrial of a man charged with killing a Mississippi woman by setting her on fire has been delayed.
Panola County District Attorney John Champion tells The Commercial Appeal that the second trial in the death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers will begin Sept. 24.
It had been set June 11.
Champion says a judge hasn't yet set a location.
Quinton Tellis has pleaded not guilty to capital murder. An October trial in Batesville ended in a hung jury.
Prosecutors say Tellis set Chambers and her car on fire in Courtland in 2014. Firefighters found a smoldering Chambers walking near the car.
Tellis is currently imprisoned in the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman on an unrelated burglary charge. He's also charged with murder in a 2016 stabbing death in Monroe, Louisiana.
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