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Prosecutor mulls Louisiana trial as Mississippi jury hangs

Quinton Tellis | Photo: MGN Online

A Louisiana prosecutor says his office will confer with Mississippi counterparts before trying a man accused of murder.

Posted: Oct 2, 2018 1:23 PM
Updated: Oct 2, 2018 1:23 PM

MONROE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana prosecutor says his office will confer with Mississippi counterparts before trying a man accused of murder.

Assistant District Attorney Geary Aycock tells The News-Star of Monroe that no decision has been made on trying Quinton Tellis there after a Mississippi jury couldn't reach a verdict on separate murder charges.

Tellis is charged with first-degree murder in the 2015 death of Ming-Chen Hsiao. The Taiwanese woman had been a university student.

A mistrial was again declared Monday in Tellis' trial on capital murder charges in the 2014 burning death of Jessica Chambers. Another jury in Batesville, Mississippi, told a judge they were deadlocked and couldn't reach a verdict.

Tellis has already pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of Hsiao's debit card. He also faces a drug charge in Monroe.

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