Gulfport man accused killing brother

Published 11:58 pm Monday, January 26, 2009

A Gulfport man accused of domestic violence for throwing a brick that injured his brother is now charged with murder.

Police say 58-year-old Leslie Warren Taylor died Saturday, a day after an altercation with his brother, 47-year-old Jerry Lee Henry. Both men were allegedly arguing Friday when Henry threw a brick at Taylor at the home the two men shared.

Police say the brick hit Taylor in the head and he was taken to a Gulfport hospital where he was treated and released. Henry was arrested and charged with domestic violence, but while he was behind bars police found Taylor Saturday dead inside his home.

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Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove says Taylor died from the blunt-force trauma he suffered from the fight.