- Associated Press - Thursday, September 3, 2015

PRYOR, Okla. (AP) - The 18-year-old son of an Oklahoma woman who died last year from an accidental prescription drug overdose faces charges in her death.

Authorities announced Wednesday that a grand jury has indicted Aaron Jacob “Ayjay” McNulty and five other people on murder and drug conspiracy charges in the death of Jennifer McNulty, the Tulsa World reported (https://bit.ly/1VyZNQg ).

Her son found her dead at her home in Oct. 25, 2014. He had given her four oxycodone pills the day before, according to search warrant affidavits. The state Medical Examiner’s Office attributed her death to “acute oxycodone intoxication.”

It wasn’t immediately clear whether Aaron McNulty had an attorney.

Four of the suspects, including Aaron McNulty, were arrested Wednesday, while a fifth already was at the Rogers County Jail in a separate case. The sixth is believed to be hospitalized with a medical condition and hasn’t been arrested, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

“These individuals were part of a drug distribution enterprise that involved oxycodone, fentanyl, xanax, morphine and other drugs,” Pryor Police Chief Steven Lemmings said. “Even though several of them had never met Jennifer McNulty, the actions of each defendant contributed to her death.”

Under Oklahoma law, Lemmings said all six people could be charged with murder because their drug distribution ultimately led to McNulty’s death.

Oklahoma has the sixth-highest rate of unintentional drug overdoses in the nation, he said, and that the arrests should serve as a warning to all drug dealers.


Information from: Tulsa World, https://www.tulsaworld.com

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