Some people will do whatever it takes to get rid of someone and Rose Mary Vogel from Sun Lakes, Arizona is no exception. She wanted her husband who was in the hospital dead so she injected fecal matter into her husband’s IV line. A nurse walked into the room and found her holding the IV in her hand with a brown substance sitting in the line. It was found to be fecal matter after a quick lab test was done.
A search was done of Vogel’s property and they found a syringe and a needle in her purse that also had fecal matter in it. There were three syringes in her purse, two of which contained a clear liquid. She had been a registered nurse at one point and had retired from Chandler Regional Medical Center. There will be forensic tests done on the fecal matter and the syringes to build an air-tight case against Vogel who was arrested initially for aggravated assault. The charges were upgraded after the evidence in her purse was found. She is now facing charges of attempted first-degree murder as well as vulnerable adult abuse. Her bail has been set at $100,000. Her husband had just had a heart procedure which is why he was in the hospital. He is doing fine and is expected to recover as normal.
You may be wondering how exactly fecal matter in an IV could kill a person. Think about how much bacteria is in your body and how much of it is expelled through your waste. Now think about taking that bacteria and injecting it directly into the bloodstream. The death would be slow and very painful. It would start with an infection and end up leading to sepsis, shock, and then death.