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Man pleads guilty for murder of officers in 2015

HATTIESBURG, Miss.- Curtis Banks has plead guilty of the charge accessory after the fact of capitol murder after two Hattiesburg police officers were gunned down on May 9 of 2015. 

Officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate were killed during a traffic stop in 2015. At the time Tate was still a recent graduate of the police academy.

Deen was a K-9 officer who was named HPD officer of the year in 2012. The officers were discovered by local residents who saw them in the street and called 911.

Banks was arrested along with two other people, Marvin Banks and Joanie Callaway. They charged with two counts of capitol murder.

Curtis Banks plead guilty to his charge and was given the maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. He will also be serving a five year sentence for the sale of a controlled substance.

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