Aug 05, 2022
Jessica Chambers update: Shock twist in Quinton Tellis’ trial for SECOND murder years after cheerleader burned to death
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Quinton Tellis, 33, will face a jury on August 29 for the murder of Meing-Chen Hsiao, 34 - a student at the University of Louisiana Monroe who was fatally stabbed in 2015.5Quinton Tellis, the suspect tried twice for the 2014 death of Jessica Chambers, will go on trial for the murder of Meing-Chen HsiaoCredit: AP 5Ming-Chen Hsiao was found with over 30 stab wounds in an apartment near the University of Louisiana campusCredit: Facebook 5The shocking death of Jessica Chambers rocked the small town of Courtland County, Mississippi, in 2014Credit: Facebook
Hsiao, who had recently graduated from the university, was found dead in an apartment near the Louisiana campus on July 29, 2015.
Two times on the night of Hsiao’s death, someone used her phone to call a Chase Bank number on the back of her debit card and hung up before the call was answered.
At 8.16 and 8.18pm, someone used Tellis’ phone to call the same number, and the debit card number and PIN were entered.
According to a warrant, Hsiao was allegedly stabbed, sliced and cut over 30 times by Tellis as a way to inflict pain until she provided her PIN.Read more in The US SunDEADLY BLAZE Three people killed & up to 8 still unaccounted for after horror fire in homeBRUTAL KILLING Girl, 11, pictured after being massacred alongside family in murder-suicide
"He (Tellis) tortured and robbed Ming-Chen Hsiao of her Chase Bank Debit Card, from which he had a substantial financial gain," the warrant states.
"After gaining possession of the debit card, he brutally murdered her by repeatedly stabbing her and letting her body rot and decompose until being discovered."
GPS records indicate Tellis' phone plotted within 66 yards of Hsiao’s apartment at the time of the calls, per court docs.
Tellis was identified as the primary suspect in Hsiao’s death in February 2016, and a warrant for his arrest was issued in July of that year.Most read in The US SunCODE RED China 'convinced it needs to hit US with Pearl Harbor-style strike' over Taiwan'SO TOXIC' Meghan McCain reveals cruel comment ex cohost said that made her quit The ViewDIET DANGERS The top 5 worst foods that could SHORTEN your life expectancyVLADIM-EAR 'Sickly' Putin using body double with different EARS, claims Ukraine
The suspect pleaded guilty in 2016 to illegally use of Hsiao's debit card and was sentenced to 10 years as a habitual offender.
He was indicted in May 2019 on second-degree murder charges in connection to Hsiao's killing and was initially scheduled to go on trial on March 14.SUSPECT IN JESSICA CHAMBERS' DEATH
On December 6, 2014, Chambers, who was 19 at the time, was found on a Mississippi road engulfed in flames.
Chambers died the following day of her injuries after suffering from smoke inhalation and severe burns on almost her entire body.
The 19-year-old cheerleader's shocking death rocked the small town of Courtland, making nationwide headlines.
Authorities eventually arrested Tellis and charged him with capital murder.
Tellis was tried twice in Mississippi, resulting in two mistrials after deadlocked jurors said they couldn't reach a verdict.5Jessica Chambers, who was 19 at the time of her death, was found on a Mississippi road engulfed in flamesCredit: Justice for Jessica 5Quinton Tellis will go on trial on August 29 for the murder of Meing-Chen HsiaoCredit: AP
The first trial in 2017 ended in a mistrial after confusion surrounding jury instructions.
The instructions said a guilty verdict had to be unanimous but didn't directly say that about a not guilty verdict.
Officials said it appeared the jury thought that, since they couldn't unanimously decide that Tellis was guilty, that made him not guilty.
The following year, a second jury was also unable to reach a verdict from Tellis' first trial.Read More on The US SunKIMYE FOREVER? Kim and Kanye are 'working things out' amid rumors they're back togetherSILLY SAUSAGE Image of distant star posted by top scientist was actually a piece of CHORIZO
After the second mistrial in the Chambers case, Tellis was returned to Louisiana.
It's unclear whether Mississippi District Attorney John Champion will pursue a third trial if Tellis is found guilty of Hsiao's murder at his upcoming trial.
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An employee looks on at Saudi Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia October 12, 2019.Maxim Shemetov | Reuters
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Aramco said half year net income soared to $87.9 billion, easily outpacing the largest listed oil majors, including Exxonmobil, Chevron and BP and other "Big Oil" companies, which are all benefiting from a commodity price boom.
Oil prices surged above $130 dollars a barrel earlier this year, as the global energy crisis, made worse by supply disruptions stemming from Russia's invasion of Ukraine, roiled global markets and contributed to decades high inflation.
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Aramco said it expects the post-pandemic recovery in oil demand to continue for the rest of the decade, despite what it called "downward economic pressures on short-term global forecasts."
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Aramco said it would maintain its dividend payout of $18.8 billion in the third quarter, covered by a 53% increase in free cash flow to $34.6 billion.Major gains
Aramco is using its major gains to invest in its own production capabilities in both hydrocarbons and renewables, while also paying down debt.
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Saudi Arabia, alongside its OPEC+ counterparts, has been under increasing pressure to boost oil output to ease high prices. Company executives said limited global spare production capacity was a major concern for the global pricing outlook.
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