Mississippi man charged in father's death

Source: MGN

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man has been charged with manslaughter in the death of his father.

The Hattiesburg American reports that 26-year-old Justin Phillips was initially charged with aggravated domestic violence. The charge was upgraded to manslaughter after 56-year-old James Phillips died Friday.

Forrest County Sheriff's Department spokesman John Tryner says the father and son got into a confrontation Wednesday at their home in the Glendale community. James Phillips went to a local hospital Thursday and died there the next day.

Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict says James Phillips' body has been sent to the state Crime Lab for an autopsy.