Woman contaminates husband’s intravenous line with human waste (video)By Mason White 9:35 AM December 3, 2014
|Rose Mary Vogel|
By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested, charged and convicted of abusing a vulnerable adult after contaminating her husband’s intravenous line with human waste, prosecutors in Arizona said.
Now, 66-year-old Rose Mary Vogel of Sun Lakes, was sentenced to a year in prison.
Vogel pleaded guilty to one count of abuse of a vulnerable adult in connection with the incident that unfolded at Chandler Regional Hospital.
The retired nurse had faced up to 10 years in prison. A charge of attempted murder has been dropped. Vogel was also sentenced to four years probation.
According to the police investigation, two nurses caught Vogel manipulating her husband’s intravenous line while he was in the hospital for a heart stent procedure.
A laboratory test later identified the substance found in the line was human waste. Police also said that they found three syringes in Vogel’s bag and one had a brown substance.
Her husband survived the contamination.
Vogel claimed that she was deprived of sleep and depressed when she contaminated the intravenous line and had no memory of it.
Phillip Vogel said that he forgave his wife. Vogel no longer has a medical license.