Healthcare nurse charged with second degree murder of 3-year-old girl
A home healthcare nurse in Michigan has been charged with the murder of a 3-year-old girl who died in her care, according to officials.
According to jail records Judith Sobol, 42, has been charged with second-degree murder and methamphetamine possession.
Cops were called to a residence in Coloma, Michigan, at 2:30 a.m. on Monday. Police arrived to find the parents of a little girl, who apparently had various medical difficulties, struggling to revive her.
Sobol, who was recruited as the girl’s night nurse, was found sleeping close to the youngster, disoriented and babbling.
According to the station, the child used a breathing tube, which was discovered separated from her and knotted in her hair. Sobol allegedly told officers that the breathing tube became unplugged during a cleaning and that she passed out before reinserting it.
Wes Smigielski, Chief of Police in Coloma Township, stated that the investigators discovered throughout their inquiry that the registered nurse was meant to care for the baby all night. They found after the inquiry that she was high on methamphetamines and should not have been in charge of that kid.
According to the probable cause statement, Sobol admitted she was “not in the correct frame of mind to be at work and should have never been to work at all,” and she was charged with possession of meth, as well as two meth pipes.
Sobol allegedly acknowledged shooting up meth for four days straight before coming in to care for the child. She allegedly became high on the same day the kid died.
Sobol is being jailed at Berrien County Jail on a $500,000 bail.
It was unclear if she hired a lawyer or entered a plea.