• Trial for Jessica Chambers' accused killer may not start for a year

    By: Tom Dees


    Jessica Chambers’ father speaking out and calling for justice.

    Accused killer Quinton Tellis may be extradited to Mississippi soon to face capital murder charges in Jessica Chambers’ fiery death.

    As FOX13 learned, the murder still stings for Ben Chambers.

    Ben Chambers told FOX13 his life has been turned upside down by a man he has never met. He said he wants Tellis on trial and he wants justice.

    "What could (a) 19-year-old girl do to you to do that," Ben Chambers told FOX13.

    Ben Chambers said he has a lot of questions about his daughter’s murder.  He also doesn't like the light sentence Quinton Tellis got in Louisiana.

    “(There) would be two women alive today if he would (had) never been out of prison," Ben Chambers said.

    Chambers said while he wants justice for Jessica, it will be tough for him to sit in the same courtroom with Tellis when the trial comes.

    "It's going to be hard emotions – it's going to be hard to control,” he said. “Nothing in this world I hate worse than him. I know I have to forgive him in my heart. I wish him the worst in the world, he can't imagine what it took (from) me."

    District Attorney John Champion told FOX13 Tellis will have to undergo a number of psychiatric evaluations before trial.

    Even after Tellis is extradited to Mississippi, it could take up to a year for the case to go to trial.

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