Jessica Chambers Murder Docu-Series on Oxygen Sept 13, 2018 1:02:23 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Sept 13, 2018 1:02:23 GMT -5
Jessica Chambers Murder Docu-Series Begins September 15
A five-part series chronicling the December 2014 burning death of Mississippi teenager Jessica Chambers premieres Saturday, September, 15 (EST), in advance of the retrial of Quinton Tellis, who is charged with capital murder in the case. Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers explores circumstances leading up to the 19-year-old’s death as well as the investigation that led to charges against Tellis and last October’s trial, which ended in a mistrial.
Among those featured in the series is USA Today Network reporter Therese Apel of the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi. She is among the regional reporters following the case since its early days. Apel appeared along with others from BuzzFeed, Oxygen and NBC Universal’s Wilshire Studios on a panel discussing the case at Oxygen’s CrimeCon 2018 in Nashville.
The docu-series sets the stage for the re-trial scheduled to begin the week of September 24 in Batesville.
“This case has many layers of mystery, but at the heart of it all, it’s about finding justice,” said Rod Aissa, executive vice president of original programming and development at Oxygen. “BuzzFeed Studios, Joe Berlinger and Wilshire Studios have done a beautiful job telling Jessica’s complex story in real time and, in the end, we hope to find peace for her family and her community.”
Berlinger, an Emmy-winning and Academy Award-nominated pioneer in the genre of true crime documentaries, also directed the Paradise Lost trilogy about the infamous West Memphis Three murders involving Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley Jr. and Jason Baldwin.
Chambers’ death on December 6, 2014, generated a national buzz because of the horrific nature of the crime. The young woman was found ablaze, stumbling from her burning vehicle on a rural road in Panola County’s tiny Courtland community.
Source: Ron Maxey, The Memphis Commercial Appeal, September 12, 2018.