Jessica Chambers

Jessica Chambers murder trial: Deadlocked jury was split down the middle on Quinton Tellis’s guilt

The murder trial for the burning death of Jessica Chambers has ended in a mistrial for the second time after a jury could not agree to a verdict on whether her accused murder Quinton Tellis was guilty.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, the jury in the Batesville. Mississippi, courtroom told Judge Gerald Chatham Clarence earlier Monday that they were deadlocked, but he ordered them back to deliberate further.

But even after reviewing evidence that was presented during trial proceedings last week, the jury came back at around 4 p.m. to announce they were still hopelessly deadlocked. Judge Clarence then declared a mistrial.

A WREG reporter said on Twitter that a defense attorney for Tellis told her that the jury was split down the middle.

Monday marks the second time in a year that the Jessica Chambers murder trial ended in a hung jury and a mistrial. It is not yet known if Tellis will be tried a third time.