Lima woman pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in overdose case


By Mackenzi Klemann



Bobby Spyres, right, entered a guilty plea in Judge Terri Kohlrieser’s courtroom Wednesday.

Bobby Spyres, right, entered a guilty plea in Judge Terri Kohlrieser’s courtroom Wednesday.


LIMA — A Lima woman pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for providing heroin to a Lima man who died of an overdose in 2018.

Bobby J. Spyres, 27, faces a maximum of 11 years in prison and fines of up to $25,000 for the involuntary manslaughter charge, a first-degree felony. Her sentencing will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Allen County Common Pleas Court Judge Terri Kohlrieser’s court.

Spyres was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter, aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony, and corrupting another with drugs, a second-degree felony, in November 2018 following the death of Larry Money, who died of an apparent overdose in September 2018.

The fourth- and second-degree felony charges filed against Spyres were both dropped as part of the plea agreement.

Spyres waived a recommendation to complete a pre-sentence investigation, a background check provided to the judge prior to sentencing, and asked to proceed with sentencing immediately after Wednesday’s hearing. The sentencing was postponed until today to allow the victim’s family to attend or submit written statements.

Bobby Spyres, right, entered a guilty plea in Judge Terri Kohlrieser’s courtroom Wednesday.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/06/web1_Spyres-Bobby.jpgBobby Spyres, right, entered a guilty plea in Judge Terri Kohlrieser’s courtroom Wednesday.

By Mackenzi Klemann

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