BATESVILLE, Miss. — The woman who allegedly took a picture of the jury inside the courtroom Sunday will not face charges, according to police.
Batesville police confirmed the woman spoke with law enforcement after Panola County Sheriff Dennis Darby said the woman slipped a cell phone into the courtroom.
Police told FOX13 that officers didn’t find a picture of the jury when they interviewed the woman.
Previous reports said the picture had been posted to Facebook Sunday night.
A mistrial was declared, as the jury failed to reach a conclusive verdict in the retrial for the murder of Jessica Chambers.
Quinton Tellis was charged with her murder.
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The judge also addressed the reported incident Monday.
"That is in direct violation of my court order," said the judge.
The judge later stated that the suspect will face the 'maximum penalty' that the judge can give.
"Far warning, you get caught - you're going to do the time," said the judge.
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