3 indicted on manslaughter, neglect charges in death of Bowling Green woman

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Three people have been indicted in relation to the death of a Bowling Green woman.

According to court documents, Alexander Leonard, 49, Lonnie Leonard, 55, and Tiffany McCoy, 38, have been formally charged for the offenses of first-degree manslaughter and knowingly abuse or neglect of adult by person.

The charges stem from the death of Jazzmyne Rose Fikes, 44, who police say was in cardiac arrest and was unable to be revived when they responded to Gary Avenue on May 14. Her caretakers said Fikes was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and was bedridden.

The Bowling Green Police Department says it discovered Fikes was malnourished and severely underweight with severe bed sores located on her back.

According to police, the conditions Fikes lived in were also highly unsanitary.

Police say Alexander Leonard and Lonnie Leonard claimed to serve caretaking roles for Fikes, while police say McCoy told them she would help with cooking, feeding and changing.

All three remain at the Warren County Detention Center and are scheduled for arraignment Monday, July 24 at 1 p.m.