July 3, 2020

Update and live streaming information for the Jessica Chambers trial

It’s the middle of day four of the Jessica Chambers murder trial. The 19-year-old Chambers was found with burns on over 93 percent of her body after she and her car were set on fire in Courtland, Miss. in December of 2014. She died a few hours later at a Memphis hospital. Quinton Tellis is the defendant standing accused of murdering Chambers.

“Tellis’ defense attorney, Darla Palmer, said the evidence will show that Chambers was able to speak when she was found by first responders. Palmer said Chambers told firefighters that ‘Eric’ did this to her. However, (District Attorney John Champion) said Jessica’s throat was so full of soot at that point that she couldn’t speak properly,” WMC Action News Five reported of the first day of the trial.

Tellis faces life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted.

Yesterday, the former Deputy Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Mississippi has provided testimony on the results of Chamber’s autopsy, with the amount of soot in her lungs being a key topic of discussion from both sides. A member of the hospital who admitted Chambers has also provided testimony on her injuries. Chambers had second and third degree burns over most of her body.

Today, the court is viewing the video of Tellis’ interviews while in police custody. The trial is currently live streaming on Fox 13 and WMC’s Facebook pages:

https://www.facebook.com/WMCActionNews5/videos/vb.13953327755/10155118948452756/?type=3&theater

You can also watch the live stream here:  https://livestream.com/accounts/18968940/events/7780501