Major Harris III (Florida Department of Corrections)
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PALM COAST, Fla. - A Palm Coast man who used root beer to waterboard his girlfriend while threatening to kill her has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to a report in the Orlando Sentinel .
Major Harris III, 32, poured root beer in his girlfriend's nose and throat until she choked.
In addition, investigators say Harris grabbed her by the throat and put a gun to her eye.
The crime occurred in November 2010. Harris attacked the woman at his Flagler County home. He then forced her and her two children into a car and traveled to Volusia County where the woman escaped and flagged down a police officer.
Harris, who has a lengthy record, has been in prison since 2010 on a weapons violation.
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