Sunday, September 30, 2018

Jessica Chambers case: Jurors deliberating the fate of Quinton Tellis

Via Greg "With all the “fake news” reporting on the “fake crime”, this just slips away."

 Defendant Quinton Tellis (middle) looks on as the jury goes to deliberate his case, as his defense attorneys Alton Peterson (left) and Darla Palmer (right) confer on the sixth day of his retrial in Batesville, Mississippi on Sunday, September 30, 2018. Tellis is charged with burning 19-year-old Jessica Chambers to death almost three years ago on Dec. 6, 2014. Tellis has pleaded not guilty to the murder.

Jurors in Quinton Tellis' capital murder decided to resume deliberations Monday after 4½ hours spent Sunday behind closed doors weighing the evidence.

The jury from Oktibbeha County began deliberations at 2:35 p.m. Sunday following six days of testimony in a second trial nearly a year after the first that ended in a hung jury. Their work began following testimony in the morning from three defense witnesses, a prosecution rebuttal witness and roughly two hours of closing arguments from the two sides.

The judge called jurors into court for a progress report shortly before 7. The forewoman said they’re making progress but need ”a little more time.”

Dinner was ordered as jurors continued deliberations. 

Deliberations continued until around 7:30 p.m. and are set to resume at 9 a.m. Monday.

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