Mark Haney receives 30 year sentence in 2012 homicide

Dewayne RichardsonBreaking News, Mississippi Delta DA 4th District

Indianola, MS – In Sunflower County Circuit Court, Mark Haney pled guilty to the shooting death of an Indianola man in 2012, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today. Haney had been indicted by a Sunflower County grand jury in June 2013 for Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

On Monday, Mark Haney pled guilty to Manslaughter and a Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon charge. The charges stemmed from the December 15, 2012 killing of Lonnie Brooks in Indianola, MS. Haney was scheduled to go on trial for these crimes this week, but he opted to enter a plea of guilty for his actions. Haney was sentenced to the state’s recommendation of a total of 30 years in prison. After entering his plea of guilty Mark Haney was remanded to the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections where he will serve the duration of his sentence.

Richardson added that, “the District Attorney’s office hopes that these convictions give the family and friends of Lonnie Brooks a sense of relief that his killer has been brought to justice.”

Contact: W. Dewayne Richardson

District Attorney, Fourth Circuit Court District, 662-378-2105