A murder trial of a 19-year-old former high school cheerleader, Jessica Chambers, is set to begin Monday in Magnolia, the Commercial Appeal reported. Chambers was found set on fire nearly three years ago along with a back road in Mississippi.

Quinton Tellis, 29, will now face trial in Chambers' death. He has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge. The jury selection will take place Monday and opening statements in the case will begin Tuesday. Prosecutors are expected to call as many as 40 witnesses.

Chambers was found set on fire on Dec. 6, 2014, and when firefighters found her she had burns over most of her body. She was flown by helicopter to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis where she was declared died.

Chambers was last seen on grainy gas station footage that shows her walking towards a gas station, about 90 minutes before first responders discovered her on fire about one mile from the gas station. The footage shows Jessica waving before she walked over to speak with someone.

The footage also showed a man wearing a striped shirt filling up a gas who then walked in the same direction as the teen. Soon after, Chambers returned to her car and drove off.

Tellis was charged almost two years after Chambers death.

“We knew he was the last person she was with,” prosecutor John Champion alleged at the time. “We came to the realization that he was with her at 6 o’clock. Their phones were absolutely together in Batesville.”

“We found out he was in Louisiana in jail down there and one thing led to another, and he kept lying to us, and every time we’d bust his lies, he’d change his story, and he basically put himself with Jessica until 7:26,” Champion added. “We know she was on the scene until 7:31. So the chances of her being with somebody else for four minutes just doesn’t make sense.”

Champion did not mention the possible motive of the murders and also alleged Tellis acted alone. Tellis faces life in prison without parole if convicted, according to an April 18 court filing in which state prosecutors disclosed they wouldn't seek the death penalty.

“This guy lived at the other end of the street from us,” Jessica’s stepmother Debbie Chambers previously told People magazine. “Jessica knew him roughly for 12 days. A mutual friend introduced them.”

Champion also reportedly said that Tellis and Chambers were friends. Authorities said about 20,000 telephone numbers were analyzed as part of the investigation, more than 150 people were questioned, and investigators traveled to Iowa and Chattanooga, Tennessee, to get details about the case.

This is not the only murder charge Tellis faces. In May 2016, he pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a credit card of Meing-Chen Hsiao, 34, a former Taiwanese exchange student who was found dead in August 2015 with multiple stab wounds, defensive wounds and slicing wounds in her upper back. Tellis was charged with the murder of Hsiao in July 2016 after being extradited to Mississippi for the trial related to Chambers’ death.