Main Content

Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers

WATCH EPISODES
Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers

About the Show

The investigation of Chambers' murder reveals this small-town cheerleader was a good girl with many secrets. However, the search for justice takes a turn when the authorities charge Tellis, who fiercely maintains his innocence, causing racial tensions to escalate in this rural community thrust into the national spotlight. The series 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. In addition, Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers 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, Laquinta Tellis; the first responders who may have heard Chambers utter her killer’s name; BuzzFeed News’ Katie J.M. 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. But one question remains unanswered: Is the right man on trial - or is a murderer on the loose?

More
We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our cookie policy.