Woman accused of killing friend with eyedrops denied reduced bond

NOW: Woman accused of killing friend with eyedrops denied reduced bond


WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A woman accused of murdering her friend with eyedrops appeared in court Tuesday, Oct. 19 in hopes to reduce her million-dollar bond.

Jessy Kurczewski's request was denied.

Instead, the judge scolded her over writing letters.

"You need to cease and desist writing letters to this court that mentions any witnesses by name," said Waukesha Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dorow.

Thirty-seven-year-old Kurczewski was in hot water Tuesday.

She's already accused of poisoning her friend with eyedrops, then staging it as a suicide. 

Tetrahydrozoline was found in the victim's body. 

The criminal complaint also says Kurczewski used their friendship to steal $290,000. 

While in the Waukesha County Jail, she's sent several letters to the court using real names of the victims and witnesses.

She is not allowed to disclose certain information.

The state in court Tuesday asked the judge to seal any letters she has filed with the court.

Kurczewski also sent a letter to CBS 58 professing her innocence.

The state says her letters are an attempt to prejudice the case against her. 

"I believe what she's filed so far should be sealed so it is not open to any public record request. I believe that would be appropriate at this point."

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