MEDFORD, Ore. — Charges have been made in a death investigation stemming from February when an Eagle Point teen was killed after inhaling helium gas.
A grand jury has indicted 32-year-old Richard Mowery for criminally negligent homicide in the death of 14-year-old Ashley Long (pictured right) in February. The District Attorney’s Office says Long was attending a party with friends at the home of 27-year-old Katherine McAloon.
The D.A.’s office says Mowery was also there, and showed several juveniles how to inhale from a helium tank. Police say Long collapsed and died after inhaling the gas. Mowery was arrested yesterday at his home in Medford.
Katherine McAloon was also indicted by the grand jury on charges of providing marijuana and alcohol to minors.