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Palmer announces candidacy for D.A., joined by Tellis family

Palmer represented Quentin Tellis in infamous Jessica Chambers murder trial

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) - Joined by the family of Quentin Tellis, Darla Palmer announced her candidacy for Hinds County District Attorney.  She hosted her kickoff campaign rally at Fresh Start Christian Church.

Palmer represented Quentin Tellis in the murder trial of Jessica Chambers.  19-year-old Chambers was set on fire and left to die on a rural Mississippi road in Panola County, back in 2014.  Tellis has been tried for Chambers's murder twice, both ending in mistrials. His family says that because of her strong representation of them in court, they drove down to support Palmer as she announced her candidacy. 

Robert Shuler Smith currently serves as the District Attorney for Hinds County. Election Day is Tuesday, November 5, 2019. 


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