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NJ Woman Who Was Accused of Suffocating Husband in Hospital Bed Dies

A deputy who had been dispatched for a wellness check found the 62-year-old woman slumped over a chair on the back porch.

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    Henry Sochalski, a former Trenton police officer, died back in May and Florida police have now arrested his wife Jan on murder charges. Police say she suffocated him in his hospital room. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016)

    A woman charged with killing her husband as he lay in a Florida hospital bed last year has died.

    Jan Sochalski faced a murder charge for allegedly suffocating her husband last May after he suffered life-threatening complications following back surgery. Sixty-four-year-old Henry Sochalski was a retired Trenton, New Jersey, police officer.

    The couple lived in Florida.

    The Flagler County Sheriff's Office told The Daytona Beach News-Journal that Jan Sochalski was found dead at her home in Palm Coast on Thursday. A deputy who had been dispatched for a wellness check found the 62-year-old woman slumped over a chair on the back porch. Sochalski was a retired nurse.

    Police told the newspaper they don't believe her death was suspicious.