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Gulfport man charged with murdering his brother

Courtesy: Harrison County Sheriff's Department, Jerry Lee Henry Courtesy: Harrison County Sheriff's Department, Jerry Lee Henry

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A Gulfport man is in jail, charged with killing his brother. Gulfport Police arrested 47-year-old Jerry Lee Henry. Authorities say Henry and his brother Leslie Taylor got into a fight Friday at the home they share on 23rd Street.

Taylor was hit in the head with a brick-like object thrown by Henry during the argument. Taylor was taken the hospital, treated, then released. Henry was arrested and charged with domestic violence since the two are brothers.

Saturday, neighbors tried to get in touch with Taylor to check on him and became worried when they couldn't get in touch with him. So, they called the Gulfport Police.  When the police entered the home,  who found Taylor dead at his home.

The Harrison County Coroner says the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head that Taylor received when he was hit on Friday. Henry's Bond was set at $100,000.

No word on why the fight began.

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