Mistrial declared in burning death of Mississippi teen

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BATESVILLE, Miss. — A judge declared a mistrial Monday in the case of a Mississippi teenager who was burned to death three years ago. The jury failed to reach a verdict.

Quinton Tellis, 29, was charged with capital murder because 19-year-old Jessica Chambers’ death in December 2014 occurred during the commission of another crime, third-degree arson.

If convicted, Tellis could have faced life in prison after prosecutors did not seek the death penalty. Tellis, who was charged...

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