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Men sentenced in local police officers’ death

Three people pleaded guilty to the deaths of two Mississippi police officers in Hattiesburg. 

The Hattiesburg Police Department confirmed that Brodrick Varndo was sentenced on Monday after being charged with the shooting death of Hattiesburg police officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate.

The incident happened during a routine traffic stop in May of 2015.

Also sentenced on Monday were Douglas McPhail and Anquanette Alexander who were charged with conspiracy and hindering prosecution. McPhail got a five year sentence for each charge with two years of house arrest. and Alexander was sentenced to five years probation.

Varndo was sentenced to a 20 year sentence for an accessory charge, he will serve 12 of that, along with another 10 for a weapon-possession charge.

Two more will face trial.

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