It was Oct. 1, 1998 and Omar Grierson and his friends got into an all out brawl with 15 other classmates. The then 17 Grierson was hit in the head with a baseball bat during the altercation and was hospitalized for several days. Police arrested 16 year old Jansey Zeron for allegedly wielding the bat during the assault.
Grierson was never the same after the assault, his aunt Janice Edmond told the Daily News. “He suffered from these seizures,” Edmond, 56, said. “He was in a lot of pain.”
Grierson, a father of three, died in his sleep after suffering one of the seizures on Nov. 3, 2016, officials said.Edmond found her nephew dead.“I went in the back and I cried,” she said, recalling the tragic moment. “I asked God to find the person (responsible) even though it’s been that long.”
An autopsy confirmed the intial reports that Grierson died from asphyxia due to a “tramatic seizure disorder from a blunt force head injury,” officials said. On Feb. 24, the city’s medical examiner declared his death a homicide. Now the district attorney is considering whether or not they’ll press charges.
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