Mississippi burning suspect pleads guilty in Louisiana case

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A man accused of a Mississippi murder has pleaded guilty to illegally using the debit card of a woman stabbed to death in northeast Louisiana.

Quinton Tellis, 27, pleaded guilty Thursday to one of three counts with which he was charged. A judge sentenced Tellis to 10 years in prison.

A marijuana possession charge that could have brought him a life sentence was set aside, although it could be revived.

Local media report Tellis entered the plea Thursday morning, as the trial began. The card belonged to Meing-Chen Hsiao, a Taiwanese woman found stabbed to death in August. Tellis isn't charged in her death, although a prosecutor says he could be.

Tellis also faces capital murder charges in the burning death of Mississippi teenager Jessica Chambers. He's agreeing to extradition.