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Woman linked to overdose death charged with TennCare fraud

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Frances Mangrum is now charged with TennCare fraud, second degree murder and reckless homicide. Frances Mangrum is now charged with TennCare fraud, second degree murder and reckless homicide.
Kerry Mangrum is charged with second degree murder and one count of reckless homicide. Kerry Mangrum is charged with second degree murder and one count of reckless homicide.
FAIRVIEW, Tenn. -

A Williamson County woman charged in connection to the death of a man who died of a drug overdose last year is now charged with TennCare fraud for illegally obtaining the prescription painkiller that killed him.

Frances Mangrum is additionally charged with second degree murder and reckless homicide for the death of Henry Flair, 31, last November.

She turned herself in at the Williamson County jail Monday morning.

According to the indictment, Mangrum used TennCare benefits to obtain a prescription for Oxycodone.

An autopsy revealed a large amount of Oxycodone in Flair's system.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives learned that Flair spent the night before his death at the home of Mangrum and her husband, Kerry.  The couple found him dead the next morning but decided not to call 911 for help immediately.

Flair's sisters told News 2 that the family is still grieving the loss.

"They could have called an ambulance. They could have called for help," said Melanie Flair. "They knew some of the things that Henry had going on and knew what he was capable of. And it's ultimately like they didn't care."

Kerry Mangrum faces charges of second degree murder and reckless homicide in the case.

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