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    LA - Meing-Chen Hsiao, 34, murdered in her Monroe home, 9 Aug 2015

    Meing-Chen Hsiao 34 - Former ULM Grad Student from Taiwan



    Monroe Police Say Former ULM Student Was Murdered
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    UPDATE WEDNESDAY (8/12/2015) 11:30 A.M.

    Monroe Police say a former ULM student found dead in her apartment on Sunday was stabbed.

    The victim is identified as 34 year old Meing-Chen Hsiao of Taiwan.

    Police say the autopsy revealed Hsiao was stabbed. Police believe it was done by someone she knew.

    During a news conference Wednesday morning, Monroe Police say Hsiao was a recent graduate of ULM and was looking for work.

    Police have interviewed witnesses and a person of interest. The investigation is ongoing.

    http://www.myarklamiss.com/news/loca...of-ulm-student

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    An international student at ULM is dead, and Monroe Police are working with ULM police to figure out why.

    Monroe Police say her body was found late last night in the 400 block of Filhoil Avenue, just off of ULM's campus. She's described as an Asian woman in her thirties.

    Police say she hadn't been seen in more than a week, and when a friend went to check on her, they found her dead.

    Her body was sent off for an autopsy Sunday, and police are treating this as a homicide until they can get the results of those tests.

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    Former ULM graduate student died from stab wound; homicide investigation ongoing


    http://www.knoe.com/home/headlines/U...321216271.html (with videos and updates)

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    MS - Jessica Chambers, 19, Panola County, 6 Dec 2014 ; Quinton Tellis Indicted - #13

    Quinton Tellis indicted in Jessica Chambers homicide

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    Jessica Chambers suspect tied to Louisiana homicide
    Therese Apel, The Clarion-Ledger 6:38 p.m. CST February 25, 2016

    Police say the suspect in the burning death of Jessica Chambers had a relationship with another woman found dead in Louisiana and had access to her apartment.

    Quinton Tellis, 27, of Courtland, is charged with capital murder in the death of the Panola County teen. He was indicted by a grand jury this week as he sat in the Ouachita Parish Jail in Monroe, Louisiana, on charges related to the stabbing death of Meing-Chen Hsiao, 34, of Taiwan.

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    Officials say Hsaio, who was known as "Mandy," died of a stab wound. Local media reports say she had been missing for more than a week when her body was found Aug. 8. Police said Hsiao's homicide appeared to be very personal.

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    How does an ijit posing on his FB account with cash not long after her murder get a PIN for an ATM card?? Just thinking out loud?!?!?!?!
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    ULM student found dead in apartment
    Mark Henderson 3:46 p.m. CDT August 9, 2015

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    Detective Reggie Brown said Monroe police received a call from the University of Louisiana at Monroe Police Department that it had received a call about a deceased female student. Brown said he believed the student to be in her mid-30s.

    Police have not released the identity of the dead student. “We don’t know if she has any family here, or if the family is all abroad,” Brown said.
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    Remembering the life of ‘Mandy’
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    Posted by Tyler Smith - Feature Stories, News Sunday, August 23rd, 2015



    You could always find her at the Wesley serving others and surrounded by people who truly cared. Her name was Ming-Chen Hsiao, but others called her “Mandy.”

    Mandy was an international student who recently graduated with her master’s degree in May. Three months later, she died from a stab wound at her apartment right off the campus.

    T Washington was a close friend of Mandy’s who said her death was almost unreal.

    “I would always see her almost every day, so after a while I started wondering what was going on with her,” said Washington, a senior kinesiology major.

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    “She was never afraid to ask for help,” said Washington. “And I feel like that’s what most people can get from Mandy.”

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    “She taught me how to love,” said G, director of missions at the Wesley. “That’s the biggest thing she did.”

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    “She taught us how to serve people,” said G. “And it was a good thing for all of us to learn to do that.”
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    Therese Apel's article (25 Feb 2016, The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.thenewsstar.com/story/new...cide/80959128/) is as informative as any I've found thus far linking Meing-Chen Hsiao's case with Jessica Chambers's... (thank you for sharing it earlier, PeterThomasFan!)

    I went back through it again to try to understand how, exactly, Meing-Chen knew Quinton...but it wasn't very clear. From that article:

    The University of Louisiana at Monroe graduate lived in an apartment complex, and she and Tellis knew each other, said Monroe Police Detective Chris Bates.

    "The victim was a person he had a relationship with," he said. "They had known each other for a couple of months, and she had helped him out. They had established a relationship, from what I gathered. Was it an intimate relationship? Possibly. She allowed him in and out of her apartment."


    It seems like investigators are still trying to determine what's fact vs. rumor/hearsay, but I'm curious to know how exactly this situation arose, especially if Quinton supposedly had a fiancée/new wife (?) at the time...

    Another thing that just crossed my mind, from the same article:

    According to Tellis' Facebook page, he married his fiancee on or around Aug. 8, the day Hsiao's body was found.

    ...is there any source that shows that Tellis actually got married *besides* Facebook? Because I was married for a spell, according to Facebook, while I was in college (to one of best friends, and no, there was no truth to this matrimony except that we were mega-great-friends + felt like being "Facebook married" for a while).

    Not saying Tellis couldn't have indeed been legitimately, legally married, but... a relationship status on Facebook isn't exactly the barometer of truth. He could've been married but not necessarily on that particular date, too, I suppose. It's just really bizarre to me - but then, a lot of things about this guy are difficult for me to understand, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southernyankee View Post
    ...is there any source that shows that Tellis actually got married *besides* Facebook? Because I was married for a spell, according to Facebook, while I was in college (to one of best friends, and no, there was no truth to this matrimony except that we were mega-great-friends + felt like being "Facebook married" for a while).

    Not saying Tellis couldn't have indeed been legitimately, legally married, but... a relationship status on Facebook isn't exactly the barometer of truth. He could've been married but not necessarily on that particular date, too, I suppose. It's just really bizarre to me - but then, a lot of things about this guy are difficult for me to understand, too.
    <rsbm>

    Beside the FB picture of the bride and groom, there's this.

    http://registry.theknot.com/chakita-...-2015/12137383

    ETA: For the record, I wouldn't have posted in JC's thread that he was married based on that initial news report (which based it on a FB post), without checking it out for myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bessie View Post
    <rsbm>

    Beside the FB picture of the bride and groom, there's this.

    http://registry.theknot.com/chakita-...-2015/12137383

    ETA: For the record, I wouldn't have posted in JC's thread that he was married based on that initial news report (which based it on a FB post), without checking it out for myself.
    Ahh, thank you, Bessie!! I didn't think along those terms, admittedly - I mean, I didn't doubt you or anyone particular posting something not in good faith... the whole thing just has me in head-scratching mode, still. And I accept that there's a lot that's just not...known, or public info, etc.

    (Like even that wedding registry page? I understand it's after the fact, but both their last names are listed as "Tellis"? What? And there's nothing on the registry? Well, okay, maybe it's been edited or closed out since, sure. Never mind the ironic counter on there that says "Day 202 of Happily Ever After" subtly hitting my depressing + creepy buttons. *self-aware knuckle bite*)

    But..yeah. I'm sure some of the basic, factual details to fill in the bigger picture are forthcoming as a result of legal proceedings, but I don't expect to ever truly understand whatever skewed logic or rationale was behind these murders. They strike me as especially rash, cruel, and senseless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southernyankee View Post
    <snip>... I don't expect to ever truly understand whatever skewed logic or rationale was behind these murders. They strike me as especially rash, cruel, and senseless.
    "rash, cruel, and senseless" are good adjectives for murder. I suspect MCH was murdered for her money. If in fact this proves to be the case, then QT's FB photo of him relishing in crisp dollars paints a truly memorable portrait of a despicable animal. But I get ahead of myself for after all he must be presumed innocent until proved guilty.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bessie View Post

    JMO
    If he is found guilty of this murder too then I suspect the motive was Money.

    I think LE just suspected it was a crime of passion because they could not think of another valid reason and since LE knew that he knew her then they probably through it was crime of passion since the injury may have been indicating he got close to her without a struggle.
    LE would originally not think someone would be cold enough to murder her for money after they became acquainted with her. So I could see why they may have thought what they did at first. LE may be changing their mind right about now.

    I think we are going to find out the motive was money in this case.
    Just a guess but after what he is accused of doing to that other girl I am leaning that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatfield View Post
    JMO
    If he is found guilty of this murder too then I suspect the motive was Money.

    I think LE just suspected it was a crime of passion because they could not think of another valid reason and since LE knew that he knew her then they probably through it was crime of passion since the injury may have been indicating he got close to her without a struggle.
    I think money could've been a factor in the motive or even the primary motive, but "crime of passion" doesn't necessarily mean a victim + a murderer are/were lovers, romantically involved, etc.

    The word "passion" in "crime of passion" is more generally referring to "a violent crime, especially homicide, in which the perpetrator commits the act against someone because of sudden strong impulse such as sudden rage rather than as a premeditated crime."

    (Thanks, Wikipedia, for putting it better than I can! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_of_passion )

    Though, truth is...the term has also been applied in cases where the perpetrator and the victim were indeed lovers or in a relationship, etc. and the murder was indeed a sudden, unplanned, violent action (rather than a carefully planned killing).

    Anyway, I'd confuse the terminology frequently enough in the past that I wanted to look it up myself to clarify... :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by southernyankee View Post
    I think money could've been a factor in the motive or even the primary motive, but "crime of passion" doesn't necessarily mean a victim + a murderer are/were lovers, romantically involved, etc.

    The word "passion" in "crime of passion" is more generally referring to "a violent crime, especially homicide, in which the perpetrator commits the act against someone because of sudden strong impulse such as sudden rage rather than as a premeditated crime."

    (Thanks, Wikipedia, for putting it better than I can! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_of_passion )

    Though, truth is...the term has also been applied in cases where the perpetrator and the victim were indeed lovers or in a relationship, etc. and the murder was indeed a sudden, unplanned, violent action (rather than a carefully planned killing).

    Anyway, I'd confuse the terminology frequently enough in the past that I wanted to look it up myself to clarify... :-)
    I had always thought a "perceived" love interest as in infatuation, friendship, obsession, delusion, etc. were also factors in "crimes of passion"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bessie View Post
    <rsbm>

    Beside the FB picture of the bride and groom, there's this.

    http://registry.theknot.com/chakita-...-2015/12137383

    ETA: For the record, I wouldn't have posted in JC's thread that he was married based on that initial news report (which based it on a FB post), without checking it out for myself.
    ANNND I had dug that up a way back myself but I thought I wasn't supposed to post it, LOL, because, I get in enough trouble.
    I did see their list though, but I did not see info as to what was claimed / still needed. Don't those sites do that?
    Many thanks for posting it!

    http://fox8.com/2016/02/24/arrest-ma...sica-chambers/

    "The suspect in her killing appears to be a newlywed. A wedding registry found online showed that Quentin Tellis was scheduled to wed [CT] in Monroe on August 8, 2015.


    IMO I think she is one lucky lady!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steleheart View Post
    I had always thought a "perceived" love interest as in infatuation, friendship, obsession, delusion, etc. were also factors in "crimes of passion"?
    Me too! I mean, I had thought that, and I still think as an element, it is common to a good number of such cases...because strong feelings like that could arguably fuel an emotional, violent outburst in reaction to some upsetting situation involving the perceived love interest.

    But what I took from Wikipedia's definition is that the essence of a "crime of passion" is: it's not well-planned or necessarily pre-meditated. It's more of a sudden reaction to another person/thing/event based on rage, anger, upset, whatever, in the heat of the moment - the "passion of emotions" is the trigger for the murderous action.

    Can anyone else chime in on this with what they know or their opinions?

    I feel like if Quinton didn't know Meing-Chen very well, it's hard (for me) to imagine this being a "crime of passion" in quite the way that Jessica's murder may have been. (It appears that there is more to indicate that Quinton + Jessica had more of a personal connection since they were introduced by mutual friends; while the info available now suggests that Quinton and Meing-Chen were more like acquaintances, linked by her friendliness to his stepson in the neighborhood.)

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