Breaking News: Marvin Banks, alleged Hattiesburg police killer found dead in his cell

Marvin Banks

The Mississippi Link Newswire

Marvin Banks

Hattiesburg, MS – Marvin Banks, 29 of Hattiesburg was rushed to Forrest General Hospital around 8 p.m. after he was found unresponsive in his cell at the Forrest County Jail.

Tate and Deen
Tate and Deen

He was pronounced dead at Forrest General Hospital. He was charged with the killings of two Hattiesburg police officer, Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate, on May 9, 2015 during a traffic stop.

Banks was also charged with one count of grand theft auto, one count of a felon in possession of a firearm.

He was denied bond on the two counts of capital murder and was given a $100,000 bond for the two other charges.

According to officials, his body will be sent to the state crime lab in Jackson for an autopsy. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations will handle the case. The cause of death is not known at this time.

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