BATESVILLE, Miss. – A jury in the trial of a man charged with setting a 19-year-old Mississippi woman on fire and leaving her to die along a rural road has visited the road and other key locations in the case.
Prosecutors say Quinton Tellis set Jessica Chambers' car on fire near a tree farm in Courtland on Dec. 6, 2014. A passing motorist saw Chambers walking down the road and called authorities.
Emergency personnel responded and treated Chambers, who had burns on most of her body. She died at a hospital.
The 29-year-old Tellis faces a murder charge. His lawyer says he has been falsely accused. The 15-person jury visited eight important locations in the investigation Thursday, the trial's third day.