Meridian Star

State/Region

July 18, 2013

Miss. firefighter punched by son dies

JACKSON, Miss. —

A Mississippi firefighter whose son critically punched him during a family vacation last week in Florida has died of traumatic head injury.
 
Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart tells The Clarion-Ledger 52-year-old Leonard Dywane Harris, of Pearl, was pronounced dead at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
 
His death came less than 24 hours after being flown back to Mississippi from Florida, where he had been in critical condition at Orlando Regional Medical Center since the altercation outside a restaurant on July 7.
 
His son, 21-year-old Taylor Dwayne Harris, was charged with aggravated battery and domestic violence by the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
 
A sheriff's department spokeswoman said Taylor Harris' charges likely would be upgraded, but she had no information about when that would happen.

1
Text Only
State/Region
Biz Marquee
New Today
Poll

A majority of House members approved a motion to sue President Obama for exceeding his constitutional boundaries. The lawsuit will focus on the presidents overhaul of health care. Do you think the lawsuit is warranted?

Yes
No
     View Results
Facebook
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide