Paul Gray‘s doctor, Daniel Baldi, was acquitted late last week on nine counts of involentary manslaughter charges. Among the accusations against Baldi was recklessly prescribing medications to the late Slipknot bassist, who was addicted to drugs and died on May 24, 2010, of a morphine and fentanyl overdose.
Gray’s widow, Brenna Gray, testified during the trial, questioning why her husband continued to receive the prescription and stating that his bandmates were unable to assist in his recovery.
Bandmates Corey Taylor and Shawn Crahan were on the list of potential witnesses, but never testified.
Baldi did not testify during his trial either, but spoke to the press after he was acquitted:
I can turn this chapter over and start another part of my life. We’ve got some other chapters to take care of. I love practicing. I love medicine. And I love everything that’s associated with it.
While Baldi has been acquitted of involentary manslaughter, he still faces several malpractice lawsuits.
Source: The Des Moines Register