||DOCTOR ALLEGEDLY IMPLICATED IN DEATH OF SLIPKNOT BASSIST PAUL GRAY IS ACQUITTED OF ALL CHARGES
6 May 2014
Physician Daniel Baldi has been found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter, after facing seven accusations that he over-prescribed narcotics. One of his patients and alleged victims was Slipknot bassist Paul Gray who died in 2010.
The jury deliberated for two days in Des Moines, Iowa, before returning the not guilty verdicts. Baldi still faces further charges of malpractice.
Paul Gray's widow, Brenna, took the stand in April and claimed that Baldi continued to prescribe Xanax to her husband while knowing that Gray had a history of abusing it. She also claimed that Gray's bandmates did not offer help around the time of his death.
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No members of Slipknot were called to give evidence during the trial.
The band released an official statement at the time that Baldi was charged, stating that "this man will pay for what he has done". The details can be read here .
At the time of writing no further official statement has been made.