Day One testimony continues in Jessica Chambers murder trial


Day One testimony continues in Jessica Chambers murder trial

She replied, "Eric, '" Davis testified on the second day of the trial in in Batesville, Mississippi.

First responders to the scene where MS teenager Jessica Chambers was found with burns on 93 percent of her body said in court Wednesday morning she was "mentally in shock", "in a trance", and that she "looked like a zombie" when she told them a man named Eric set her on fire. Chambers had burns on about 93 per cent of her body when she was found along a rural back road on December 6, 2014, the prosecutor said.

Lisa said she believes "somebody was with" her daughter during their phone conversation, according to local TV station WMC. Wednesday, she asked them to read their statements, many of which emphasize Chambers' accusation that Eric was responsible for setting her on fire.

Jessica was found walking near her vehicle just after 8 p.m., Champion said. The prosecutor also said Tellis' alibi was fabricated. He said he asked Chambers' her name, then asked, "What happened?" and she responded saying, "Eric set me on fire".

"I laid her down on the ground and she reached out for my hand", Haley said.

He said Tellis repeatedly lied to investigators about spending time with her in the hours before she was found.

Firefighter Daniel Cole testified on Wednesday at the capital murder trial for Quinton Tellis, the man accused of killin 19-year-old Jessica Chambers. District Attorney John Champion has said Chambers and Tellis knew each other.

Defense attorney Darla Palmer's questioning Wednesday with first responders was spent going through their written statements, which were from 12 hours to two days after the incident and before Tellis was named a person of interest.

Champion said cellphone records show that Chambers and Tellis - who had met about two weeks before her death and had become friends - were together twice on the day she was burned. She said Tellis was buying a pre-paid debit card miles away in Batesville at the time Chambers was burned.

Palmer also stressed the apparent discrepancy of Jessica's description of her killer.

First responder Cole Haley, Chief of Courtland Fire Department, recalled arriving at the scene. Authorities have said about 20,000 telephone numbers were analyzed as part of the investigation. Prosecutors have reportedly said they will call approximately 35-40 witnesses. A trial date in Louisiana is pending the outcome of his trial in Mississippi.

In an unrelated case, he has been indicted for murder in the death of Meing-Chen Hsiao, a 34-year-old Taiwanese graduate student in Louisiana.