Grandson accused of killing iconic boxing coach remains jailed

Prosecutors say Lucien Harris shot well-known boxing coach Lou Harris

Lucien Harris

ORLANDO, Fla. – A judge on Friday denied bond for a man accused of shooting and killing his grandfather last year at their home near Ocoee.

Prosecutors say Lucien Harris, 32, shot and killed well-known boxing coach Lou Harris in February.

Harris was arrested on a charge of murder and remains jailed without bond while awaiting trial.

Harris’ defense team asked an Orange County judge to release him from jail, but the motion was denied.

Family members were present during the hearing on Friday. Jerome Harris, Lou Harris’ son, said he’s glad Lucien Harris will remain in jail.

"I'm glad he got no bond. He doesn't deserve a bond. He guilty of what he did. Meant to do what he did. He was jealous. He's hating," Jerome Harris said.

Lucien Harris’ defense attorney claims the 32-year-old ended up shooting his grandfather in self defense after he allegedly tried to choke him.

The state argued there was not a struggle between the two and that Lucien Harris confessed to the crime to family members.

“I’m glad the judge can see through his lies, that he’s lying in there to them,” Jerome Harris said.

Lou Harris owned Harris Boxing Gym on Ivey Lane in Orlando. Family members said he trained a number of U.S. Olympians.

A pretrial hearing was scheduled for Jan. 15.


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