Bond set for 9th suspect in deaths of 2 police officers

Bond set for 9th suspect in deaths of 2 police officers (Image 1)

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) – A ninth person is being held under a $90,000 bond after his arrest in connection with the shooting deaths of two Mississippi police officers who were killed during a traffic stop earlier this month, authorities said.

According to local media reports, prosecutors told Forrest County Justice Court Judge Wes Curry on Friday that 25-year-old Broderick Kendell Varnado allegedly handled and helped dispose of the weapon used to shoot the officers. Varnado is charged with accessory after the fact of capital murder.

Police say Hattiesburg patrolmen Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate were fatally shot May 9 after pulling over a speeding car.

Marvin Banks is being held without bond on two counts of capital murder. He also was charged with grand larceny and possession of a weapon by a felon.

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