After La. trial, man could be tried in Miss. burning death

Quinton Tellis

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A man charged in the burning death of a Mississippi woman might be taken back to that state for trial even if he is convicted on unrelated charges in Louisiana.

Quinton Verdell Tellis is charged with capital murder in the December 2014 burning death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers in Courtland, Mississippi.

The 27-year-old Tellis faces a May 9 court date in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, on charges of using the debit cards of 34-year-old Meing-Chen Hsaio, who was stabbed to death in Monroe in 2015.

The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/1SBj43H ) reports that extradition papers sent from the office of Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant to the office of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards request that Tellis be sent back to Mississippi for trial even if he is convicted and sentenced to prison in Louisiana.

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