Reuben Fairfield


Jackson Man Indicted for First Degree Murder in Hammer Beating

7 Eyewitness News Staff

JACKSON, Tenn. - The Jackson man accused of beating his sister's boyfriend to death with a hammer earlier this year was indicted in his murder, Monday.

Lionel Harris was found outside a midtown Jackson business on February 7. Reuben Fairfield, 17, was later arrested. Investigators said Fairfield hit Harris with the hammer approximately six times.

A Madison County grand jury indicted Fairfield on charges of first degree murder and tampering with evidence. Fairfield is accused of throwing away the hammer he used to hit Harris. It was recovered.

Fairfield remains jailed without bond. He is scheduled to be officially charged with these counts on July 9.


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