Confused Jury Says Man Is Guilty & Not Guilty Of Murder?


A mistrial was declared in the Mississippi murder trial of a man accused of setting teen Jessica Chambers on fire after the judge’s instructions were botched. The confusion started when the 12-person panel informed Judge Gerald Chatham that they had agreed on a verdict. At one point, a clerk in the Batesville courtroom read what was believed to be the final verdict for Quinton Tellis: Not guilty. However, it was soon discovered that the jury was actually split. When they were polled, seven jurors had said the believed Quinton Tellis was guilty, and five had said not guilty.

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