BREAKING: Spectator snaps photo of jury at Jessica Chambers murder trial and posts it to Facebook, judge says [UPDATE]

Updated: Monday, 11:40 ET

The woman accused of posting a photo of the jury at the Jessica Chambers murder trial is a family member of Quinton Tellis, the man accused of burning 19-year-old Jessica alive in December 2014.


In another shocking development at the dramatic murder trial for the man accused of burning 19-year-old Jessica Chambers alive, a courtroom spectator allegedly took a photo of the jurors and posted it to social media.

The Clarion Ledger reports that Judge Gerald Chatham announced on Monday morning that a spectator had slipped an unauthorized cell phone into the Batesville, Mississippi, courtroom on Sunday and took a photo of the jurors before they entered into deliberations.

The judge said on Monday that the unidentified person should expect to be arrested.

“That person will be arrested,” Judge Chatham said. “This serves as your warning.”

A WREG reporter who is in the courtroom as the jury begins their second day of deliberations said on Twitter that it does not appear the incident will lead to a mistrial.

Suspect Quinton Tellis’s first trial ended in a mistrial last year when a jury could not agree to a verdict.

Authorities believe they know the identify of the person and are expected to make an arrest.

CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information becomes available.