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Edward Matthews, 23, Bayou Body Count No. 18

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For weeks, Edward Matthews held on dearly to his life, until finally he couldn't hold on any longer and it slipped away.

And when it did, the police were ready to pounce.

On Wednesday morning, officers arrested 17-year-old Frederick Grant and charged him with murder. He is locked up in the Harris County jail on a $50,000 bond.

Matthews, 23, died Saturday after being rushed to the hospital two weeks earlier. He had been severely beaten about the head, police say.

Officers originally responded to a call about an assault at 1325 Greens Parkway near Greenspoint and found Matthews lying unconscious, police say. He was then taken to the hospital, where he eventually died.


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