The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that Pontotoc County Circuit Judge William Gardner III sentenced William Andrew Francis Friday for his role in the death of Trooper Steve Hood of Tupelo.
According to the Department of Public Safety, Francis was sentenced to 40 years in prison, with 33 years suspended, after pleading guilty to a charge of felony fleeing. He'll also serve five years of supervised probation.
Hood was killed during a high-speed chase, after his patrol car ran off the road and struck a tree.
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