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Woman Secretly Took Picture of Jessica Chambers Jury and Posted it on Facebook


Pro-tip if you’re ever in a courtroom: Don’t take pictures of the jury. Just don’t.

Gerald Chatham, the judge in the Jessica Chambers murder trial, says that a someone took a picture of the jurors and posted it on Facebook.

The Panola County sheriff said this person is a woman and that she snuck the camera into the courtroom.

Nothing currently indicates that this would result in a mistrial. This is the second time Quinton Verdell Tellis is standing trial for the 2014 murder of Chambers. Jurors were deadlocked last year.

The same judge Chatham held a journalist in contempt last year after the man took pictures of those jurors.

“In my presence today at the jail, those rules were immediately violated by a member of the press,” he said. “I took immediate action. I confiscated the camera. It appeared to me that the camera was taking a picture of the jury, which is absolutely and strictly forbidden.”

He said he review the camera, and found pictures of the jurors. This man was fined, and given a 30-day suspended jail sentence.

[Image via Facebook support group]

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