COURTLAND, Miss. – Someone fatally shot the former boyfriend of a Mississippi woman who was burned to death, and investigators are questioning a suspect, authorities said Friday, 19689002 Travis Sanford, 33, was killed Friday morning at a home in Courtland, Panola County Sheriff Dennis Darby customs news outlets. District Attorney John Champion confirmed that he was Jessica Chambers' boyfriend when she was burned to death in Courtland in 2014. Sanford was incarcerated at the time and was cleared in her death, Darby said.
The suspect in Sanford's death fired a shotgun while running from Sanford's house about 7:30 am Friday, the Clarion Ledger of Jackson quoted Darby as saying. Sanford's girlfriend and two little children were in the home, he said.
Chambers died in a hospital Dec. 7, 201
Defense lawyers said the prosecution timeline was implausible, and presented testimony from 10 firefighters and emergency medical workers who said they heard Chambers say "Eric" set her on fire. Mississippi authorities have not decided whether to try Tellis a third time.
He is currently jailed in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, where the prosecutor says a grand jury will consider charges in the death of Ming-Chen Hsiao, and in Monroe in 2015. Tellis pleaded guilty in 2016 to unauthorized use of her credit card. He was arrested on a charge of murder in her death.