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Jessy Kurczewski biography: 13 things about Wisconsin woman accused of poisoning Lynn Hernan with Visine

Jessy R. Kurczewski (©Waukesha County Sheriff's Department)
Jessy R. Kurczewski (©Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department)

Jessy R. Kurczewski is a resident of Wisconsin, United States. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She lives in Franklin, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Aside from Franklin, she has lived in other parts of Wisconsin including Milwaukee and Oak Creek. She previously lived in Greenwood, Indiana, USA and in Spring Lake, Michigan, USA. (a) (b) (c)
  2. She is 5’2″ tall. Her registered weight is 110 lbs. (a)
  3. Between November 30, 2009 and February 1, 2020, while working at Westside Healthcare clinic in Milwaukee, she received money from two loans from Quick Click Loans totaling $4,000 by fraudulently using personal identifying information of two patients. (a)
  4. From January 1, 2010 to April 22, 2010, she had a total loss of $44,065 using a Potawatomi Bingo Casino Firekeeper’s Club card registered to her. On June 18, 2010, a fraudulent title loan in her mother Jennifer Flower‘s name was successfully obtained from Cottonwood Financial for $6,600 without Flower’s consent. (a)
  5. On July 16, 2010, while she was out on bail for a felony, she represented herself as her mother at a Pay Day Loan store in West Ellis, Milwaukee County and applied for a loan worth $2,500 in cash and $6,350 in check. On September 16, 2010, she created a fraudulent saving account in a friend’s mother’s name. On October 18, 2010, she tried to use a fraudulent cashier’s check to pay an outstanding bill at a Main Stay Suites in Oak Creek where she was living under her mother’s name. (a)
  6. She is accused of intentionally transferring movable property of Lynn Hernan, specifically money greater than $10,000 in value and money between $10,000 and $100,000 in value, between January 1, 2016 and October 3, 2018. (a)
  7. Between July 19, 2016 and May 7, 2018, one of her Wells Fargo accounts had a total of approximately $31,095.11 worth of purchases and withdrawals at Potawatomi Casino. (a)
  8. Between August 28, 2018 and July 9, 2019, she spent approximately $23,455.86 between the Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee and the Ho Chunk casino in Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin. (a)
  9. On October 3, 2018, she called police to reported that Hernan, then 62, was neither conscious nor breathing. She claimed to be Hernan’s friend and caregiver. A Waukesha County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to Meadow Grass Circle in Pewaukee, Wisconsin and found Hernan unconscious woman in a recliner with a large amount of crushed medication on Hernan’s chest and on a plate near Hernan. She told police that she believed Hernan was suicidal. (a) (c) (d)
  10. On July 9, 2019, a search warrant was conducted at her residence. She was arrested and placed on probation and parole hold at the Waukesha County Jail. Between July 9, 2019 and July 19, 2019, detectives spoke with her six times, some at her request. (c)
  11. On September 17, 2019, Waukesha County medical examiner Linda Biedrzycki dismissed suicide or accidental overdose as potential causes of Hernan’s death and ruled the case a homicide and confirmed that Hernan had a fatal dose of tetrahydrozoline, the main ingredient in eyedrops, in Hernan’s system. She denied being involved in any foul play when detectives confronted her with the toxicological results from Hernan’s autopsy. She later told investigators that she poured six bottles of Visine eye drops into a water bottle and gave it to Hernan to help Hernan die by suicide. (a) (c) (d)
  12. On July 12, 2019, she told detectives that she has items in a storage unit under someone else’s name like recordings of Hernan’s wishes, a partial firearm, dated Visine bottles and papers that Hernan signed somewhere. She changed her story and said the items were not in a storage unit but they were buried underground at Whitnall Park in Franklin. On July 16, 2019, she told detectives she could find the buried items if they let her go to the park herself. Instead, she was asked to watch via video call and direct detectives at the park but the said items were not located. On July 19, 2019, she told a detective that she had things buried that would prove her claim that Hernan committed suicide. An inmate at Taycheedah Correctional Institution in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin later said that while she was roommates with her, she said she gave Hernan several bottles of Visine to kill Hernan and stop Hernan’s suffering. (a) (c)
  13. She was 37 years old when she was arrested on June 4, 2021. She was held on $1 million bail at the Waukesha County Jail. On June 7, 2021, she appeared in court and she was charged with first-degree intentional homicide, theft of moveable property (money) greater than $10,000 in value, and theft of moveable property (money) between $10,000 and $100,000 in value. On June 25, 2021, she will return to court on for a preliminary hearing. (a) (c) (d)

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