Quinton Tellis: Was He Convicted? Updates on the hearing and murder verdict for Jessica Chambers
Quinton Tellis is suspected of killing Jessica Chambers, a University of Louisiana at Monroe student who passed away in 2015 after being burned to death. He also killed Ming-Chen Hsiao in a similar manner.
Tellis has repeatedly appeared in court proceedings. The jury hasn’t been able to reach a verdict, though. When Tellis’ attorneys attempted to cast doubt on a significant piece of the case’s evidence, it was postponed once more.
In 2015, Quinton Tellis was charged with killing Jessica Chambers.
Quinton Tellis stabbed Jessica Chambers, a student at ULM, in 2015.
The Courtland, Texas, cheerleader, who was 19 years old, worked in a clothes store. She was well-known for selling narcotics and received a lot of attention from her male pals, according to court documents.
Chambers had driven to a nearby gas station in 2015 to fill up her car. However, she was already beyond saving when firefighters arrived at the scene of her car’s destruction. Although Chambers did not specifically state that someone set her on fire, she did mention the names “Eric” or “Derrick.” The case has since become exceedingly complicated.
She was taken to a hospital in Memphis, where the following day she passed away from her wounds. According to the medical records, she died as a result of a heat injury.
Erics and Derricks were sought for as the police started an investigation into the incident. They were unable to identify the offender, though.
Police eventually paid Quinton Tellis, a member of a gang, attention. The day she passed away, he was with Chambers.
Despite conflicting reports, Tellis confessed to having slept with Jessica once to the police and provided a precise description of the scene.
Tellis was detained in an Ouachita Parish, Louisiana jail cell after being charged in Mississippi in February 2016. He was charged with the murder of Ming-Chen Hsiao, a Taiwanese woman and ULM alumna. His trial for the case took place in January 2022.
Quinton Tellis: Was He Convicted?
In 2017, Quinton Tellis was tried for the Jessica Chambers case. He was detained due to the proof that he called Chambers prior to her death. Additionally, the evidence suggested that Tellis had threatened Chambers in his mails.
Another crucial piece of information demonstrated that Tellis was the final person to meet Chambers before she passed away.
He was charged in February 2016, and the initial trial took place in October 2017. He did, however, enter a plea of not guilty to the charge of capital murder.
His retrial in Batesville, Mississippi, entered a mistrial on October 1, 2018, on the seventh day, due to the court’s inability to come to a decision.
Hearing for Quinton Tellis is postponed and rescheduled
The Louisiana murder trial of Quinton Tellis has seen yet another delay.
The trial will start on August 29, 2022, and a judge will preside over it, according to WJTV. He is currently being detained in Monroe at the Ouachita Correctional Center.
Tellis was charged with second-degree murder in connection with Ming-Chen Hsiao’s passing in 2019. After pleading guilty to one count of using Hsiao’s access card without permission, he was sentenced to ten years in jail.