Friday, September 24, 2010

Teen Charged In Shooting Death Of Mother

UPDATE: Jonathan Rowles, 13, was arrested Friday and charged with manslaughter in connection with the shooting death of his mother at their East Naples residence in August.

Rowles turned himself in at the Collier County jail after 5 p.m. State prosecutors approved a warrant charging the teen with manslaughter Friday. The warrant was served when Rowles arrived at the jail.

A Collier County Sheriff’s Office investigation determined Rowles was responsible for the shooting death of his mother Kelly Rowles, 39, inside their residence at 9288 Grassi Way, Apt. 103, on Aug. 22.

Kelly Rowles died from a gunshot to the head, detectives said.

Based on witness interviews, the investigation determined Rowles was in possession of the firearm at the time the bullet struck his mother.

Rowles was being booked into the jail Friday evening.

His arrest report and photo will be released when they become available.

Original news release, posted 8/23/2010
Shooting Death Investigation In East Naples

A 39-year-old woman was found dead inside her East Naples residence Sunday in what appears at this time to be an accidental shooting.

Kelly A. Rowles, 9288 Grassi Way, Apt. 103, was discovered inside her residence around 9:15 a.m. She died from a gunshot wound to the head, investigators said.

The shooting appears to have been an accident, but an investigation is ongoing.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.