Premiering tomorrow, September 15 at 7PM ET/PT and 6PM CT on Oxygen
This Saturday at 7PM ET/PT and 6PM CT, tune in to the two-hour premiere of BuzzFeed and Oxygen Media’s new true crime docuseries Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers, inspired by extensive reporting from BuzzFeed News investigative reporter Katie J.M. Baker.
The five-part series explores the murder of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers and takes an inside look into the trial of Quinton Tellis, a local black man accused of the crime. The series reveals the truths behind the murder of a small-town cheerleader and takes an inside look into the trial of Tellis, who fiercely maintains his innocence, causing racial tensions to escalate in this rural community that’s suddenly thrust into the national spotlight. It also documents the shocking jury decision of Tellis’ trial earlier this year, and what lies ahead for the Tellis and Chambers families in the upcoming retrial, which begins September 24.
In addition, the series unfolds one of the most talked-about cases on the internet with unprecedented access to Chamber’s family members, including her parents, Lisa Daugherty and Ben Chambers; Tellis’ mother, Rebecca Tellis, and sister, Laqunta Tellis; the first responders who may have heard Chambers utter her killer’s name; BuzzFeed News’ Baker, who reported Jessica Chambers’ story and the frenzy behind an army of online armchair detectives trying to help find her killer; local journalist Therese Apel; and legal analyst Beth Karas, who has covered the case and trial extensively.
Episodes 1 & 2: When 19-year-old Jessica Chambers is set on fire inside her car and burned to death, the question of who did it quickly becomes a nationwide obsession all while wreaking havoc on a small Mississippi town.