Home care nurse, Judith Sobol, charged in 3-year-old’s death in Coloma

3-Year-Old Dead After Night Nurse Judith Sobol Shows Up High to Work Following 4-Day Meth Bender, Police Say

According to the reports of the police, a 3-year-old girl from Coloma Township, Michigan has passed away, and her night nurse has been charged with the second degree murder of the child after allegedly turning up to work high on meth.

Overnight, it was Judith Sobol, age 42, who was in charge of taking care of the girl, who was suffering from a number of different medical issues and required the use of a breathing tube. As a result of the child’s passing, she is now facing charges of second-degree murder in addition to possession of methamphetamine.

The phone came in at 2:30 in the morning on Monday from a set of concerned parents who said that their daughter had stopped breathing. WNDU reports that the police “discovered the lady employed to monitor the child that night in no state to help out.” When they arrived, the girl’s father was performing CPR and the police said they “found the woman hired to monitor the child that night in no state to help out.”

When the police got at the scene, the breathing tube for the infant was nowhere to be seen; it wasn’t until much later that it was found entangled in the girl’s hair in the hospital. Allegedly, Sobol stated that the tube became unplugged while she was cleaning, and she “probably passed out or fell asleep” without repairing it after realizing her mistake.

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According to the Chief of Police for Coloma Township, Wes Smigielski, who spoke with WNDU about the incident, “After the investigation was done, we found that she was high on methamphetamines and should not have been in custody of that child.”

According to the document establishing probable cause, Sobol later admitted to the police that she had used methamphetamine on the day in question before going to work, and that she had been high for four consecutive days, from Monday through Thursday, prior to that. According to the authorities, methamphetamine as well as two pipes were discovered in her purse.

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According to WSBT, Sobol “did tell police that she killed the small girl as a result of her actions” after allegedly admitting that she “was not in the correct state of mind to be at work and should have never been to work at all” when she arrived at her place of employment.

According to what Smigielski told WSBT, an exhaustive investigation would be conducted to determine “what her function was at the company and what she did as well as her licensing and everything else.”

The next hearing for Sobol is scheduled to take place the following week, and her bond has been set at $500,000.

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