Former Mississippi Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty to Beating Cover up


(Jackson, MS)- A former Mississippi Corrections officer has pleaded guilty to helping conceal the beating of an inmate. Twenty-three year-old Deonte Pate admitted he conspired to cover up a beating carried out by two other officers. Pate admitted filing false reports and lying to the FBI about the beating. He was charged in June along with two other former officers. Twenty-eight year-old Lawardrick Marsher, and 47 year old Robert Sturdivant are accused of kicking, punching and throwing the victim to the ground. An indictment also alleges that their actions involved the use of a dangerous weapon and resulted in bodily injury to the victim. Pate, Marsher and Sturdivant were officers at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman. The trial for Marsher and Sturdivant is set for February 6, 2017.


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