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February 01, 2014

Police: Woman put fecal matter in husband's IV

A nurse caught her handling the line and found a brown substance that was tested; the man is expected to survive his heart procedure and alleged attempt on his life

The Associated Press

CHANDLER, Ariz. — An Arizona woman has been accused of trying to kill her hospitalized husband by injecting fecal matter into his IV line, police in suburban Phoenix said Friday.

Rose Mary Vogel of Sun Lakes was arrested Thursday on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder after a nurse found the 65-year-old handling her husband's IV line, which was found to contain a brown substance, police said. Police don't have a possible motive.

A hospital lab test identified the brown substance in the IV line as fecal matter, and a trace amount of a brown substance also was found in the needle of an otherwise empty syringe found in Vogel's purse, police said.

When it was searched in the hospital, Vogel's purse contained a total of three syringes, including two with a clear liquid, police said. Police documents said Vogel is a retired registered nurse who formerly worked at the hospital, Chandler Regional Medical Center.

Investigators plan to conduct forensic tests on all the materials involved over the next week or two, police Sgt. Joe Favazzo said However, the hospital had to test the brown substance in the IV line immediately for treatment purposes.

"The lab came back with fecal matter," he said.

The incident occurred after the 66-year-old man had undergone a heart procedure. He's expected to survive that, as well as the alleged attempt on his life.

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Vogel declined to be interviewed by police and asked for an attorney. Favazzo said he didn't know whether she has one yet. Her bond was set at $100,000 at her initial court appearance Friday.

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Allie Nun Ofurbeewax Allie Nun Ofurbeewax Sunday, February 02, 2014 1:21:07 PM Talk about a "shitty" relationship!!
Julie Wexler Julie Wexler Sunday, February 02, 2014 5:32:07 PM You can't get a nurse in the room, except when your putting fecal matter in the line.
Nancy Pettit Nancy Pettit Monday, February 03, 2014 2:45:46 PM Oh my God. What was wrong with a divorce or wouldn't she get enough money that way.

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