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Kristie Jane Koepplin, 58, (photo), was charged with murder after injecting drugs into a friend who asked her to help him die after he had suffered a fracture

Nurse, 58, is accused of murder after allegedly injecting deadly drugs into a friend who asked her to help him die after a breakup

  • A nurse was charged with murder after helping a friend die after a breakup
  • Kristie Jane Koepplin, 58, did not plead guilty after being arrested in Arizona
  • It comes after the body of Matthew Peter Sokalski is found in a hotel in California
  • Koepplin was accused of one crime count of murder and is released on bail
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A nurse was charged with murder after injecting alleged drugs into a friend who asked her to help him die after he had suffered a fracture.

Kristie Jane Koepplin, 58, pleaded not guilty of murder after being arrested in Maricopa County, Arizona on October 15.

The Orange County sheriff department started an investigation into the death of Matthew Peter Sokalski after his body was found by hotel staff on April 6, 2018 in a room of a hotel in Mission Viejo, according to a pronunciation.

Kristie Jane Koepplin, 58, (photo), was charged with murder after injecting drugs into a friend who asked her to help him die after he had suffered a fracture

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Kristie Jane Koepplin, 58, (photo), was charged with murder after injecting drugs into a friend who asked her to help him die after he had suffered a fracture

& # 39; California's right to die strictly governs the conditions under which terminally ill adult patients with the ability to make medical decisions can receive an aid as dying, & # 39; said Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer.

& # 39; That was not the case here. It is more than disturbing that someone who has been trained as a nurse to help the sick and the dying would turn around their duty to willingly end the life of another person. & # 39;

Koepplin was arrested earlier this month in the driveway of her house, according to legal documents seen by WTHR. She has been accused of one murder crime.

She is scheduled to return to court for a hearing on January 7 at 8.30 a.m.

She stands for a maximum life sentence of 25 years if she is convicted. Koepplin placed $ 1 million bail and was released.

California has the right to die, but it only applies to terminally ill patients who can make medical decisions.

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