The Ellicott City woman accused of causing her quadriplegic husband to overdose on oxycodone was found not guilty by a jury in Howard County Circuit Court Thursday, according to State's attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan.
After almost four hours of deliberation, the jury found Nancy Fleming Molony, 53, of the 4000 block of Chariots Flight Way, not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the February 2011 death of her husband, Kevin Molony, Kirwan said.
An autopsy on Kevin Molony, who was paralyzed in 2007 auto accident, revealed nine unabsorbed oxycodone pain pills in his stomach and abnormally high levels of the pain-killer in his bloodstream.
The prosecution's argued that Nancy Molony was responsible for administering her husband's drugs daily, and was therefore responsible for his overdose.
Molony's defense attorney, Kimberly Alley, told the jury during her closing arguments that the prosecution failed to directly link Molony to her husband’s death, according to Kirwan.
At the end of the day Kevin is dead and it’s because of his own addiction,” she stated.
Nine months after Kevin Molony's death, Howard County Police announced it would be investigated as a homicide after the final autopsy report.
Nancy Molony was indicted on the charges in July of 2012.