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Burned Teen's Mom: 'She Didn't Think Anybody Could Harm Her'

AP | ADRIAN SAINZ | Posted 12.12.2014 | Crime

COURTLAND, Miss. (AP) — Jessica Chambers was a former cheerleader and softball player who had started a new job and hoped to begin college next year...

Authorities Following String Of Clues In Burning Of Mississippi Teen

Associated Press | ADRIAN SAINZ | Posted 12.11.2014 | Crime

COURTLAND, Miss. (AP) — Jessica Chambers was a regular at the rural convenience store gas station where Ali Fadhel worked, and the two often chatted...

David Lohr

Security Video Captured Last Glimpse Of Teen Before She Was Burned Alive

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.10.2014 | Crime

Jessica Lane Chambers, a Mississippi teen who was burned alive Saturday, was captured on surveillance video hours before her tragic death. "The [Pa...

David Lohr

Dad Of Teen Burned Alive Says Only A 'Monster' Could Be So Cruel

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.14.2014 | Crime

The father of a Mississippi teen who was burned alive Saturday night said he cannot comprehend how or why someone would commit such a heinous act agai...

Mississippi Alleged Murder Screams for Hate Crime Prosecution

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.26.2013 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

As always in alleged racially-charged killings, the standard what-if is what if Butts had been white? And he had been viciously run down on the highway by a group of black teens who admitted afterward that they deliberately ran over him?