Nearly three years after she died of a suspected drug overdose, the friend and caregiver of a Wisconsin woman had been arrested on intentional homicide charges in connection with the death.
Jessy Kurczewski, 37, ended up admitting she had given Lynn Hernan bottles of Visine but that it was the woman’s choice to ingest them.
Since Hernan’s death on October 3, 2018, Kurczewski maintained her friend had overdosed on drugs that were found next to her.
“Hernan had a large amount of crushed medication on her chest and a plate directly to the left of her with a large amount of what appeared to be crushed up medication still on the plate,” the criminal complaint read.
The suspect and her mom were taking care of Hernan per attorney permission but investigators they’d stolen $290,000 before her passing.
Even when the coroner’s office ruled that Hernan’s blood had fatal levels of tetrahydrozoline, that are “impossible to have in the blood just by using it in the eyes,” Kurczewski insisted the defendant must have taken the eye drops with vodka.
Kurczewski was charged Friday with first-degree intentional homicide and two counts of felony theft. She is being held on a $1 million bond.