CHARLESTON -- Two people are in custody for the death of a Charleston man who died Saturday -- 12 days after being beaten in his home.
Charleston Department of Public Safety Chief Paul Johnson said early today one subject was taken into custody at 6 p.m and the other at 9 p.m. Monday for the death of James Henderson, 67, of Charleston.
The two subjects are being held in the Mississippi County Jail in Charleston, and their names aren't being released pending the issue of warrants, Johnson said.
Henderson was beaten the night of Nov. 14 at his apartment south of Green Street in Charleston, according to Johnson. A Visiting Nurse Association worker who was checking on Henderson, found him Nov. 15 in his home. The worker then called emergency personnel for assistance. Henderson was transported to Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, where he underwent treatment for a period of time before dying Saturday.
Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker said an autopsy was conducted Monday in Farmington, but results are pending. Henderson's body will be released to Williams Funeral Home in Charleston pending the investigation.