Fred Harris Death: 25-year-old Michael Paul Ownby who was initially charged with aggravated assault with severe bodily injury in a deadly attack on fellow inmate 19-year-old Fred Harris has now been charged with murder following Harris’ death.
Investigations revealed Ownby and Harris were inside a holding cell when Ownby attacked Harris on October 29.
According to Court documents, Ownby smashed Harris’ head multiple times on the concrete floor, kicked him and stabbed him with a sharpened eating utensil.
Harris later succumbed to his injuries. He died of blunt force trauma to the head and neck, medical examiner said.
Harris, who had no criminal history, was jailed on October 11 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.