Woman charged with negligent homicide in death

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A Waco woman was arrested Tuesday morning on charges of criminally negligent homicide following an investigation into the death of a man found dead in a Waco home back in April.

Kennedy Ray Huckobey was booked into the McLennan County jail at 8:22 a.m. and posted $5,000 bail and was released at 12:39 p.m.

She had originally been held on drug charges after police and emergency medical personnel had responded to an apartment in the 1600 block of Lake Shore Drive at 2:00a.m. April 26.

There they found 19-year-old Lawrence Hyde on the floor of a bedroom.

The original call was listed as being a questionable death.

Officers found scales, marijuana, a grinder, capsules, suspected methamphetamine and a quantity of marijuana.

The arrest affidavit for Huckobey said that Hyde had called 9-1-1 to get assistance for her boy friend who she said was ” not breathing” and “dead”

The affidavit says it was later determined that Lawrence Austin Hyde had already died in her apartment of a drug overdose , specifically the same type of narcotics which she was in possession of a large amount.

The affidavit also said tat when the victim began showing signs of medical distress, she did not place any calls for assistance or take any action to get him medical attention.

Instead, the affidavit says she “communicated numerous times with co-conspirators in the drug operation over the period of hours while the victim lie helpless in her apartment, eventually dying from a drug overdose.”

The affidavit stated that the only action taken to render aid was to pour water on him and place him in a bathtub.

Investigators were able to determine through cell phone record analysis that the victim likely started experiencing medical distress about 9:19 p.m. and that she did not call 9-1-1 until 2:08 in the morning.

Police obtained a search warrant at the time before conducting their investigation.

Investigators said that during those same five hours she made about 68 other phone calls or text to those believed to be co-conspirators in a drug operation.

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