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Man Charged with Killing 2 Mississippi Officers Dies in Jail

December 14, 2015  | 

Marvin Banks
Marvin Banks

Marvin Banks, the suspect held in the deaths of two Hattiesburg (MS) Police Department officers, was pronounced dead Friday night at Forrest General Hospital.

Banks, 29, of Hattiesburg, was found unresponsive in his cell at the Forrest County Jail and transported to Forrest General, where he was pronounced dead after 8 p.m. Friday.

Forrest County Sheriff Billy McGee told the Hattiesburg American that CPR was performed on Banks before he was transported to Forrest General.

Autopsy results show that Banks died of severe heart disease, but toxicology results are still pending, according to Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict, WDAM TV reports.

Banks was arrested hours after Hattiesburg officers Benjamin J. Deen and Liquori Tate were shot to death the night of May 9 near the intersection of East Fourth and Bouie streets near downtown Hattiesburg. He was charged with two counts of capital murder, as well as possession of a firearm by a felon and grand larceny for taking one of the officer’s cruisers and fleeing the scene.

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Leonard Mather @ 12/14/2015 4:09 PM

This is an opportunity for Paranoids to loudly proclaim conspiracy, cover-up, and a time to ignore all scientific evidence. It would not surprise me if BLM is ready to employ Astrology, Numerology, Voodoo and non-surgical surgery by a Filipino Practitioner. Scientific findings be damned. Weakened cardio pulmonary systems suffer considerable adversity from High Stress incidents such as murdering two LEOs. And with a history of drug behavior, poor diet and high stress, weakened hearts do not do well.

Inspector detector @ 12/14/2015 5:10 PM

Hey officers and Correction officers what is that vial of CURARE doing in your locker LOL """New type of Hair tonic"""" LOL

Kama @ 12/15/2015 10:25 AM

What unfortunate circumstances for a piece of shit, nearly breaks my heart...yah not so much.... :/

S.S. @ 12/18/2015 6:43 AM

GOOD!! Hope it hurt like hell! May your eternal soul burn in hell! If you ever had one.

Percy @ 12/18/2015 1:05 PM

Shouldn't he have been convicted first sweetheart?
You may need to brush up on your most basic principles of law.

Bob peterson @ 1/5/2016 9:52 AM

Justice comes in many forms. No twenty years to decide his fate.cost for his next twenty is zero to the tax payers. What will black lies matter say about his death. Remember, all lives matter.

Renee @ 1/8/2016 5:19 AM

I used to support LEO's until I started reading the comments LEO's post. You all really do hate people of color and when called on you declare you are not. Well read some of your own comments. All criminals are criminals and get what they deserve, I don't condone violence by anyone and YES all lives to matter, and they always have. I don't join the BlackLivesMatter movement, but lately it's your own words that's turning me against you, not Sharpton or any other moron that spews hate. Good luck out there!!!

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