- Associated Press - Saturday, October 14, 2017

BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on the trial of a man charged with fatally burning a Mississippi woman (all times local):

7:25 p.m.

An intelligence analyst has guided a jury through cellphone data and video footage prosecutors hope will prove their theory that a Mississippi man fatally burned a 19-year-old woman.

Paul Rowlett testified Saturday in the trial of Quinton Tellis, who has pleaded not guilty to capital murder in the death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers.

Prosecutors theorize that Tellis had sex with Chambers before he set her and her car on fire and left her to die along a back road in Courtland, Mississippi, on Dec. 6, 2014.

Rowlett says he analyzes data for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oxford and was called in to help Panola County prosecutors with their investigation.

Rowlett showed the jury maps, photos, videos and other visual aids in efforts to show that Tellis was with Chambers on the night she was burned.

Defense attorney Darla Palmer challenged Rowlett on the accuracy of cellphone location data.

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12:35 p.m.

An investigator says no one named Eric was tested for DNA evidence in the case of a Mississippi woman who was fatally burned, even though she mentioned those names to firefighters who treated her before she died.

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation agent Tim Douglas testified Saturday in the trial of Quinton Tellis, who has pleaded not guilty to capital murder in the December 2014 death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers.

Prosecutors theorize that Tellis had sex with Chambers before he set her and her car on fire and left her to die along a back road in Courtland, Mississippi.

Firefighters have testified she told them someone named Eric or Derek set her on fire.

Douglas said about 10 men named Eric or Derek were interviewed but were cleared.


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