Tellis has been indicted on a charge of capital murder -- meaning he may very well face the death penalty if he is convicted of the crime. This probably comes as a delight to the thousands of people who have hoped for justice in the slaying of the Mississippi teenager. Jessica Chambers suffered a horrifyingly gruesome death.
She was dowsed with gasoline and burned alive.
Her still-burning body was found in her gar in the middle of a road just south of the town of Courtland. When firefighters and rescuers arrived on the scene she supposedly tried to say something, but she was so badly burned she could not be understood clearly. Over the course of this case, many things have been speculated about what she said, along with what may have happened to her. There has also been a lot of racist sentiment expressed in speculation about what happened to her. Of course, bigots who seemingly hoped that the killer was black are probably delighted at this recent information in her case. Nonetheless, this arrest was the result of hard investigative work by authorities who were tireless in their search for justice.
What kind of evidence exists against 27-year-old Quinton Tellis? Authorities haven't released much information regarding what led to indicting this man in the death of Jessica Chambers. However, disturbing information is being shared regarding the circumstances surrounding the actual arrest of the man. Authorities confirm that Tellis was initially arrested on three counts of unauthorized use of an access card -- a card which reportedly belongs to a homicide victim out of the state of Louisiana.
The homicide victim was 34-year-old Meing-Chen Hsiao, a foreign exchange student who had been attending the University of Louisiana-Monroe. Tellis reportedly had recorded access to her card at least a day before her body was found. This is extremely indicative of the idea that the man killed Meing-Chen Hsiao.
If Quentin Tellis killed both Hsiao and Chambers, could he also have other victims throughout the states in which he has lived? If this man is responsible for only the deaths of these two young women, he could still be considered a serial killer. Surely the FBI is investigating the possibilities, right? I sure hope so.