Nurse, high on meth, passes out while caring for extremely ill toddler, leading to child’s death

one year ago

Coloma news, Michigan news.

A Michigan in-home nurse admitted to using meth while taking care of an extremely ill girl who used a breathing tube leading to her death.

Police said that at around 2:30 a.m., they were called to a Coloma home where the parents of a 3-year-old toddler were desperately trying to revive her.

Officers learned that the girl was left in the care of 42-year-old Judith Sobol, a home healthcare nurse, for the night but that the woman was visibly intoxicated, laying next to an unresponsive child.

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  • The breathing tube was detached when the parents arrived and Sobol, mumbling, said that she passed out after using meth.

    According to Sobol’s arrest report, she admitted she was “not in the right state of mind to be at work and should have never come to work at all.”

    Police found drugs and two meth pipes on her; she was charged with second-degree murder and possession of methamphetamines.