Former Parchman Guards About To Become Prisoners

PARCHMAN, MS (Ben Caxton) — Two former guards at the Parchman state prison are going to jail after covering up an inmate beating. On Friday Federal Judge Debra Brown sentenced 24-year-old Deonte Pate of Charleston and 44-year-old Romander Nelson of Drew. They pleaded guilty last year to charges in the 2014 beating of prisoner Kerrus Hunter by other guards. The beating broke a bone in Hunter’s eye socket, permanently damaging his vision. Pate pleaded guilty to conspiring to falsify records and making false statements and was sentenced to 12 weekends in jail and 5 years probation. Nelson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for failing to protect Hunter and was sentenced to 14 weekends in jail, 5 years probation and a $500 fine. Two other guards are scheduled to be sentenced next week.



1 Comment on "Former Parchman Guards About To Become Prisoners"

  1. Andy McWilliams | July 27, 2017 at 8:40 am | Reply

    What goes around comes around.

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