A defendant in the death of a Tabor College football player was sentenced to probation Monday in McPherson County District Court.
Dequinte Flournoy of Dallas pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of aiding and abetting aggravated battery in the Sept. 16 death of Brandon Brown.
Brown, 26, of California was beaten at an off-campus party in McPherson. He died as result of his injuries.
Flournoy and fellow former McPherson College student and football player Alton Franklin were originally charged with aiding and abetting second degree murder. Flournoy agreed to enter a no contest plea to the lesser charge in exchange for his testimony in the Franklin case.
Franklin was acquitted of all charges April 15.
Flournoy had no criminal history, and both the defense and prosecution supported a finding for probation in the case.
Flournoy was sentenced to 24 months probation, which he likely will serve in his home state of Texas.
He was ordered to undergo an alcohol and drug evaluation, pay KBI lab fees and court costs.
Restitution was left open for 30 days.
Upon imposing Flournoy’s sentence, Judge Joe Dickinson described Brown’s death as a “horrible incident.”
He urged Flournoy to follow the rules of his probation.
“I hope you live as a productive citizen,” Dickinson told Flournoy, “and live up to your potential from here on out.”