Police say the suspect in the burning death of Jessica Chambers had a relationship with another woman found dead in Louisiana and had access to her apartment.
Quinton Tellis, 27, of Courtland, is charged with capital murder in the death of the Panola County teen. He was indicted by a grand jury this week as he sat in the Ouachita Parish Jail in Monroe, Louisiana, on charges related to the stabbing death of Meing-Chen Hsiao, 34, of Taiwan.
Tellis was living in Monroe with his new wife when he was arrested in August 2015 by Monroe Police Department and charged with crimes connected to Hsaio's death. The University of Louisiana at Monroe graduate lived in an apartment complex, and she and Tellis knew each other, said Monroe Police Detective Chris Bates.
"The victim was a person he had a relationship with," he said. "They had known each other for a couple of months, and she had helped him out. They had established a relationship, from what I gathered. Was it an intimate relationship? Possibly. She allowed him in and out of her apartment."
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Tellis had been associated with Chambers for about two weeks when she was killed, according to her family, who didn't know his name when they heard it. Officials had been surprised that there was no street chatter, but they believe it to be because Tellis, a loner, just didn't tell anyone what had happened.
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