Baffled doctors went to check on their patient, Mr. Sochalski, what they found was ghastly! He had only gone in for back surgery and the medical staff hadn’t prepared themselves to walk into a corpse’s room.
The cause of death was discovered soon after, and it wasn’t hard to put the pieces together from there, everything led back to his wife, Jan Sochalski.
Daytona Beach police revealed that 62-year-old Jan Sochalski was loyal and inseparable from her husband’s bedside from April 7 until his death on May 19. So what changed when police arrested her on Monday?
Police Department, Jimmie Flynt, said “He just went in there for back surgery and he was not expected to succumb to those injuries,”
Sochalski, conveniently, a retired nurse who practiced for over 40 years, is the prime suspect. A very disturbing arrest report revealed that her husband, Henry, was hooked up to a pain medication machine, when, sneaky Jan Sochalski pressed that button 264 times in an eight hour period!! The button should have only been pressed six times an hour….
“She was asking for medication that would hinder his breathing instead of helping his breathing,” said Flynt.
Investigators also said a nurse saw what appeared as if Sochalski was pinching the victim’s nose.
“The gentleman had a trach (tube) and so you don’t lie a trach patient flat. His bed was flat, (and) she was laying on top of him,” said Flynt.
Police said Henry Sochalski suffocated.
Jan Sochalski is at the Volusia County Jail without bond, and investigators say her charges could be upgraded to premeditated murder once they’re done investigating.
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center released the following statement:
“The safety of our patients, employees and visitors is of utmost importance at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center. We have a dedicated team that devotes significant resources to develop programs to ensure everyone remains safeguarded.
“Due to federal privacy laws and the sensitive nature of this incident, we are unable to discuss this matter further. We are actively supporting the Daytona Beach Police Department with their investigation and all questions should be directed to their office.”
Jan’s bail is set for $250,000. Apparently, public Defender Matt Phillips feels that this psycho was dealt to harsh a punishment, and complained that the bail was too high. Maybe we should make sure this murder has a nice down-feathered pillow while she’s in jail, just so we keep her comfortable, she will be there a while.
Her Defense lawyer stated that the case is very unusual and that his client will be disputing the “opinion” of the police investigators. He announced that he’d be defending this case every step of the way,”. How do people like this sleep at night? It must be hard to defend someone who is obviously guilty.
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