Quinton Tellis pleads guilty in Louisiana case, will be extradited to Mississippi

By: Leah Beth Bolton

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The man charged with killing Jessica Chambers has pleaded guilty in a separate case in Monroe, Louisiana, and will be extradited back to Mississippi.

Quinton Tellis pleaded guilty today to one count of unauthorized use of an access card.

He was indicted on capital murder and third-degree arson charges in February in the death of Chambers, who was found burned alive on a Panola County backroad in December 2014.

The Clarion-Ledger reports that Tellis was charged as a habitual offender as part of the plea deal. The maximum penalty for his sentence has now doubled from a five-year sentence to a 10-year hard labor sentence that will run "concurrently with any other sentences."

Tellis agreed to waive an extradition hearing, and will return to Mississippi to face the charges in the Chambers case.

 

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