A Mississippi man who was already in jail has been indicted for the murder of Jessica Chambers, who was burned alive in a Dec. 2014 attack that made national headlines.

After the gruesome murder, family members said that the 19-year-old was doused with a flammable liquid and set on fire along a remote road.

Quinton Tellis, 27, was indicted on capital murder charges yesterday at Ouachita Parish Jail in Monroe, Louisiana.

Officials said there was a relationship between Tellis and Chambers in the weeks before the murder.

Surveillance video surfaced showing Chambers at a gas station in Panola County shortly before her murder.


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Her father said after her death that firefighters found her still burning and that she tried to tell them about her killer.

Tellis is already jailed in connection with the August murder of a University of Louisiana-Monroe exchange student from Taiwan.

The Clarion-Ledger reported:

While Chambers and Tellis were eight years apart in age, they both went to South Panola High School and both grew up in the same neighborhood.

Tellis was living in Monroe with his new wife when he was arrested by Monroe Police Department and charged with crimes connected to the stabbing death of Meing-Chen Hsiao, 34, of Taiwan. Local media reports say she had been missing for more than a week when her body was found Aug. 8.  


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