Clarksville woman sentenced to 17 years for injecting late boyfriend with fatal dose of narcotics

A Clarksville woman has pleaded guilty to second degree murder after investigators said she injected her boyfriend with a lethal dose of narcotics in January.

Clarksville Police responded to the area of Depot Street and South 7th Street regarding a man having a potential seizure or overdose on Jan. 14.

Julie Samantha Lecka, 47, called 911 for her late boyfriend, Edward James Myers, who was unresponsive upon EMS arrival, according to CPD spokesperson Scott Beaubien.

Myers was taken to Tennova Healthcare, where he was later pronounced dead.

During the investigation, Lecka told police she was the person who injected the narcotics that caused Myers to overdose, Beaubien said.

Myers’ cause of death is listed as mixed drug intoxication (fentanyl and methamphetamine) while the manner of death is ruled as a homicide.

Lecka was originally charged with criminal homicide in connection with his death. She will serve 17 years in the Tennessee Department of Corrections.

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This article originally appeared on Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle: Clarksville woman pleads guilty in late boyfriend’s fatal overdose

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