A man from Ozark has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the June 19th overdose death of his girlfriend.
Christian County Prosecutor Ron Cleek filed those charges late last week against 23 year-old Bobby Gene Jones. According to the probable cause statement, Jones loaded a syringe with his prescription morphine and injected it into Kristina Lee Liles, 34, of Rogersville.
Detective Brad Cole wrote in the probable cause statement that Jones does recall providing Liles with his morphine and helping administer at least one shot to the woman on June 19.
At one point, Jones said that Liles told him that, “the amount of morphine injected was too much; (and) that after knowing Kristina had overdosed he put her to bed at approximately 1:00 a.m., and did not attempt to get her any medical attention. Jones went on to say that when he awoke at 6:00 a.m. his girlfriend was not breathing.
An autopsy was conducted at Southwest Missouri Forensics in Nixa. The pathologist ruled that the cause of Kristina Liles death was lack of oxygen due to her breathing being slowed down by the tramadol and morphine that was in her system.