Florida woman charged in husband's hospital death found dead at her home

Posted at 4:57 AM, May 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-30 04:57:21-04

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- 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.