Suspect Indicted In Woman's Burning Death

Posted at 7:53 AM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 08:54:36-05

A suspect has been indicted in connection with the burning death of a 19-year-old in northern Mississippi.

Officials said Jessica Chambers died at a Memphis area hospital in December 2014 after she was burned alive by the man she allegedly was dating weeks before. 

Quinton Tellis has now been indicted on capital murder charges in her death. 

Chambers was found on a rural road with burns to more than 98 percent of her body near Courtland, Mississippi in Panola County, just south of the Tennessee border.

She was still alive and died hours later. 

She and Tellis were apparently both from that area.

The Panola County Grand Jury said there was enough evidence to hand down the indictment.

WREG in Memphis reports that a press conference was expected to be held in Panola County Wednesday morning. 

Tellis was currently jailed in Monroe, Louisiana jail in connection to another murder.