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    Teachers in May 2018 at Woodland Elementary School and former students of Lori Brown honor the memory of her son Harrison, by tying white ribbons around a tree that was planted a year ago and dedicated in memory of him. Brown was killed on the University of Texas in Austin campus and has been honored in many ways in the community. All of the students of Woodland Elementary came outside during the ceremony and shared a moment of silence for Brown at Woodland. (Leader file photo)

Brown’s Estate reaches settlement in civil suit

Lori Brown, representing the estate of Harrison Brown, has reached a settlement with the family of Kendrex J. White, who was found not guilty by reason of insanity for the May 1, 2017 killing of Harrison, according to Brown’s Lawyer Sean Breen.

Brown’s estate filed the civil suit earlier this year against Kendrex for his negligence in Harrison’s death and against Adventist Health System, Metroplex Hospital, Brackenridge Hospital, Doctor Imtiyaz Hussein Hakeem, Doctor Karthikeyani Kathiresan, Doctor Kenyatta Jones, Doctor Jeniffer Ward and White’s parents Kenneth and Shantina for their “negligent failure to control White and his behavior,” prior to his attack on the University of Texas at Austin Campus.

On May 1, 2017, Kendrex White went on a stabbing spree which left Brown dead and three other males injured on the campus.

White was found not guilty by reason of insanity during the Dec. 13, 2018, murder trial for Brown’s killing. Psychiatrist Dr. Maureen Burrows said in the trial that she had diagnosed White with Schizoaffective disorder bipolar type which she believed may have been triggered by the stresses of college. She said White can become detached from reality to the point he believes he is Jesus Christ and White claims to hear negative voices which can sometimes be suicidal. She also testified that the disease he has been diagnosed with has no known cure

White was hospitalized in Killeen for nine days and Burrows said doctors had begun medicating White for a possible mental illness. White eventually returned to Austin and the same day White’s mother received a suicidal text message from him and Austin Police Department performed a welfare check. White was sent to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin where he was released later that night after he was told to have been stressed out.

According to the lawsuit, Brown’s estate was seeking monetary relief of over $1,000,000. Breen said the settlement amount will remain confidential.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, Nov. 27 edition of The Graham Leader

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