Parents discuss indictment of murder suspect

By: Kristin Leigh

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The family of Jessica Chambers finally got some closure Wednesday when Quinton Tellis was charged with capital murder in the case.

>> Quinton Tellis charged with Jessica Chambers’ murder

They told FOX13 it was a relief to get the news, but the journey is far from over.

“This is just the beginning for justice for Jessica,” Lisa Daugherty, Jessica’s mom, told FOX13. “It’s long overdue and it’s a long road ahead.”

Jessica’s dad, Ben Chambers, was quick to commend law enforcement.

“I'm overwhelmed, you know. They said they would never stop. They never did,” Chambers said.

More than 14 months ago, Jessica was burned to death inside her car on a Panola County road.

The Panola County Sheriff’s Office finally collected enough evidence to charge Quinton Tellis with the murder.

>> Timeline of Jessica Chambers death investigation

Moments after authorities announced the grand jury indictment of Tellis, Lisa had to go outside. The stress of the situation was too much, and she needed a moment alone.

While she is happy there is a suspect charged, she told FOX13 she is still angry.

“Very…wouldn't you be?” Daugherty said.

Both parents told FOX13 they have no idea why anyone would kill their daughter. They said they didn’t know Tellis at all.

“I never seen him before. Never talked to him or nothing. I don't nothing about him or anything,” Ben Chambers said.

>> Who is Quinton Tellis?

The pair will be in court during their daughter’s murder trial. They told FOX13 they want to see the long, painful journey come to an end.

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