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« Reply #140 on: October 16, 2017, 04:43:42 PM »

Monday, October 16, 2017 -- Tweets

https://twitter.com/bchapman_WREG3
Bridget Chapman‏Verified account @bchapman_WREG3 · 3m3 minutes ago 

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Jurors couldn't reach unanimous decision & mistrial is declared. Getting reaction from family now. #JessicaChambers
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« Reply #141 on: October 16, 2017, 04:48:37 PM »

Craziest mess I've ever seen in my life, in a courtroom anyway!   

At least they actually POLLED the jury after the original "verdict".  OMG, I thought I was going to have a heart attack!   

God bless and comfort the families, this was a long day.   

Justice for Jessica!   an angelic monkey
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I stand with the girl, Natalee Holloway.

"I can look back over the past 10 years and there were no steps wasted, and there are no regrets,'' she said. "I did all I knew to do and I think that gives me greater peace now." "I've lived every parent's worst nightmare and I'm the parent that nobody wants to be," she said.

Beth Holloway, 2015 interview with Greta van Susteren
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« Reply #142 on: October 16, 2017, 04:52:00 PM »

https://twitter.com/MelissaFPayne/status/920039751368839169

Melissa Faith Payne‏ @MelissaFPayne  2 minutes ago

Prosecutor in Jessica Chambers murder trial: We ABSOLUTELY will retry this case.
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I stand with the girl, Natalee Holloway.

"I can look back over the past 10 years and there were no steps wasted, and there are no regrets,'' she said. "I did all I knew to do and I think that gives me greater peace now." "I've lived every parent's worst nightmare and I'm the parent that nobody wants to be," she said.

Beth Holloway, 2015 interview with Greta van Susteren
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« Reply #143 on: October 16, 2017, 04:57:04 PM »

Craziest mess I've ever seen in my life, in a courtroom anyway!   

At least they actually POLLED the jury after the original "verdict".  OMG, I thought I was going to have a heart attack!   

God bless and comfort the families, this was a long day.   

Justice for Jessica!   an angelic monkey

What a crazy and emotional day.  Still waiting for Justice for Jessica...
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« Reply #144 on: October 16, 2017, 05:01:07 PM »

Monday, October 16, 2017 -- Tweets
https://twitter.com/bchapman_WREG3

Bridget Chapman‏Verified account @bchapman_WREG3 · 12m12 minutes ago 
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He says they knew from day one the "Eric/Derek" was going to be an issue, but says they had very strong cell phone data. #JessicaChambers

Bridget Chapman‏Verified account @bchapman_WREG3 · 14m14 minutes ago 
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DA says they definitely plan on retrying this case. #JessicaChambers

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« Reply #145 on: October 16, 2017, 05:14:30 PM »

Craziest mess I've ever seen in my life, in a courtroom anyway!   

At least they actually POLLED the jury after the original "verdict".  OMG, I thought I was going to have a heart attack!   

God bless and comfort the families, this was a long day.   

Justice for Jessica!   an angelic monkey

What a crazy and emotional day.  Still waiting for Justice for Jessica...


   Thanks for keeping us posted!   
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I stand with the girl, Natalee Holloway.

"I can look back over the past 10 years and there were no steps wasted, and there are no regrets,'' she said. "I did all I knew to do and I think that gives me greater peace now." "I've lived every parent's worst nightmare and I'm the parent that nobody wants to be," she said.

Beth Holloway, 2015 interview with Greta van Susteren
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« Reply #146 on: October 16, 2017, 05:46:04 PM »

Craziest mess I've ever seen in my life, in a courtroom anyway!   

At least they actually POLLED the jury after the original "verdict".  OMG, I thought I was going to have a heart attack!   

God bless and comfort the families, this was a long day.   

Justice for Jessica!   an angelic monkey

What a crazy and emotional day.  Still waiting for Justice for Jessica...


   Thanks for keeping us posted!   

You're welcome, texasmom! 
Thank you for bringing this case to our attention years ago and keeping us updated. 

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« Reply #147 on: October 16, 2017, 05:52:34 PM »

Videos at the link

http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/local/2017/10/16/jessica-chambers-trial-jury-appears-confused-cant-agree-verdict/767413001/

JUDGE DECLARES MISTRIAL In Jessica Chambers case
Posted 5:07 am, October 16, 2017, by WREG Staff and Bridget Chapman, Updated at 05:11PM, October 16, 2017

BATESVILLE, Miss. — After about 10 hours of deliberation, the family of Jessica Chambers is no closer to closure.

Monday, the Panola County courtroom could only be characterized as confused as the murder trial wrapped up.

Quinton Tellis is charged with capital murder, accused of dousing Chambers with gasoline then setting her on fire, leaving her to die in Courtland, Mississippi back in 2014.

The trial troubles started when the jury entered the courtroom and the foreman answered the judge that they had reached a unanimous verdict.

But one juror spoke up: “We all didn’t agree on it!”

The judge was forced to push the jury back to deliberations three times because they couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict.

The judge declared a mistrial, saying the jury was “hopelessly deadlocked,” after dismissing them and thanking them for serving.

District Attorney John Champion later said the state plans on trying the case again.
 
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« Reply #148 on: October 16, 2017, 09:43:55 PM »

Craziest mess I've ever seen in my life, in a courtroom anyway!   

At least they actually POLLED the jury after the original "verdict".  OMG, I thought I was going to have a heart attack!   

God bless and comfort the families, this was a long day.   

Justice for Jessica!   an angelic monkey

What a crazy and emotional day.  Still waiting for Justice for Jessica...


   Thanks for keeping us posted!   

You're welcome, texasmom! 
Thank you for bringing this case to our attention years ago and keeping us updated. 



You're welcome!   
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I stand with the girl, Natalee Holloway.

"I can look back over the past 10 years and there were no steps wasted, and there are no regrets,'' she said. "I did all I knew to do and I think that gives me greater peace now." "I've lived every parent's worst nightmare and I'm the parent that nobody wants to be," she said.

Beth Holloway, 2015 interview with Greta van Susteren
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« Reply #149 on: October 16, 2017, 10:49:52 PM »

https://www.boston.com/news/national-news/2017/10/16/very-unusual-mistrial-in-trial-in-womans-burning-death

Very unusual’ mistrial in trial in Mississippi woman’s burning death 
By ADRIAN SAINZ AP,
October 16, 2017
 
BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The jury in the tense murder trial of a Mississippi man charged with setting a 19-year-old friend on fire and leaving her to die handed a bailiff a note: They have reached a verdict.

What followed was confusion.

Before the decision was read, Judge Gerald Chatham asked if the 12-person panel had unanimously agreed on a verdict. A male juror spoke the shocking words: “We didn’t all agree.”

That started a chain of events that led to a hung jury and a mistrial in the murder trial of Quinton Tellis and sparked a wave of emotions for his family and the relatives of Jessica Chambers. For the Chambers family, it ended up being pain and frustration. For relatives of Tellis, it was relief and joy.
 
After the verdict disagreement, the judge asked the panel to continue deliberating. Shortly afterward, a court clerk read what was believed to be the final verdict: Not guilty.

Tellis’ relatives smiled. Chambers’ family cried.

Then, the judge polled the jury. Seven for guilty, five for not guilty.

Spectators looked at each other in dismay. How could the verdict be not guilty, if seven people said guilty?

The jury had been instructed by the judge that, under the capital murder charge, all 12 of them must agree on a guilty verdict. But the instruction did not say that the entire panel of seven blacks and five whites also must unanimously agree on a not guilty verdict.

With corrected instructions in hand, it didn’t take long for the jury to tell the judge that it was hopelessly deadlocked. A mistrial was declared.
 
Tellis faces another murder indictment in Louisiana, where he’s accused in the torture death of Meing-Chen Hsiao, a 34-year-old Taiwanese graduate student at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. No trial date has been set in that case.
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« Reply #150 on: October 17, 2017, 01:37:50 PM »

grace-land thanks for keeping us updated
i felt mistrial when judge had to instruct 2x

JMO, i think they have the right man, and someone/s
else knows too,just wont come forward,or cant,or have to
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« Reply #151 on: October 17, 2017, 08:07:50 PM »

grace-land thanks for keeping us updated
i felt mistrial when judge had to instruct 2x

JMO, i think they have the right man, and someone/s
else knows too,just wont come forward,or cant,or have to

You're welcome, cw618.
I thought that there would be a mistrial after the repeated instructions, too.  However, it was surprising that they didn't take more time to continue the deliberation about the evidence in order to come to a verdict.  jmo

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« Reply #152 on: October 17, 2017, 08:18:07 PM »

Good article, imo

http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/local/2017/10/17/attorneys-discuss-strategies-next-jessica-chambers-murder-trial/772747001/

Attorneys discuss strategies for the next step in Jessica Chambers murder trial
Published 5:15 p.m. CT Oct. 17, 2017 | Updated 6:16 p.m. CT Oct. 17, 2017

Neither side could call it a win or a loss, but Monday's mistrial in the Jessica Chambers' homicide case left everyone at what felt like square one.

Panola County District Attorney John Champion says the accused, Quinton Verdell Tellis, will face trial again.

"I firmly believe in my case. I have no trepidation, no concerns about going forward with it again, and we’ll have to see what happens," he said. "As far as a bounce back strategy, we’ll go forward with the exact same strategy we did with the grand jury and in the first trial."
 
Tellis' attorney, Alton Peterson, says he's also ready to get back in front of a jury when the time comes. Like Champion, he said he has been confident in the foundation of his case from the beginning. He said there are facts in his client's favor that won't change, such as that 10 first responders testified Chambers' dying declaration is that someone named "Eric" set her on fire.
 
The case was emotionally exhausting not just for the families of Chambers and Tellis, but for those on both sides of the court case. Both indicated that they won't jump right back into it. They'll take a cool-down period to regroup before setting anything in stone.

"We’re going to wait a couple of weeks until we can sit down as a team and kinda go back over everything and have some time for reflection," Champion said.

As far as whether the case will definitely see a courtroom round two, Peterson said the decision to consider any deviation from the current plan to go forward will be up to Tellis.

"I never say what will or won’t happen, but that decision is up to Quinton. We’re going to advise him as best we can of what the possibilities are if he does this as opposed to that, and if he says, 'I’m not pleading guilty to something I didn’t do,' I don’t have a problem standing in front of a jury and doing this again," Peterson said. "His decision is the only one that really matters."

Champion said the case could go back to trial in the summer, but it's too early to tell.

"We've got to get with the judge and the defense lawyers to see what their schedules are like," Champion said
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« Reply #153 on: October 17, 2017, 08:34:59 PM »

http://www.fox13memphis.com/top-stories/jessica-chambers-mother-speaks-out-following-mistrial/626087377

Jessica Chambers' mother speaks out following mistrial
by: Tom Dees Updated: Oct 17, 2017 - 6:49 PM
 
FOX13's Tom Dees spoke with Lisa Chambers who said she will not give up fighting for Jessica. "I won't give up on justice for Jessica. Jessica will have her justice," Chambers said. "[It was] total chaos for both families. That was just the weirdest thing I've ever seen. I just don't know. To me, it was a hard day for both families."
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« Reply #154 on: October 26, 2017, 09:56:56 PM »

http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2017/10/24/quinton-tellis-mississippi-custody/106963710/

Tellis likely to remain in Mississippi until retrial
Published 1:09 p.m. CT Oct. 24, 2017 | Updated 4:33 p.m. CT Oct. 24, 2017

Quinton Tellis, who spent more than a year in the DeSoto County Jail before his capital murder trial for the burning death of Jessica Chambers, is back in Panola County custody.

District Atty. John Champion said Tuesday Tellis will most likely stay there unless Louisiana decides it wants him back for court action in that state.

"He's actually on loan to us from Louisiana," Champion said. "If the Department of Corrections there says they want him back, then they'll come and get him and we'll get him back again. But I don't think that'll happen. I highly suspect he's going to stay here until we try him again."

A Pike County jury was unable to reach a verdict during Tellis' trial in Batesville that ended Oct. 16 in a mistrial. Champion said immediately afterward that he would definitely retry the case.

Champion said Tuesday his team will assemble next week to begin talking about things, but it will most likely be sometime in November before attorneys meet with the judge and begin to sort out the retrial process.
 
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