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Paul Gray's doctor acquitted of manslaughter

by Otto Man

The doctor who treated Slipknot bassist Paul Gray in the days before his 2010 death was acquitted of seven counts of involuntary manslaughter Friday afternoon.

Des Moines pain-management specialist Daniel Baldi was accused of causing the deaths of Gray and eight others by careless prescription habits. Jurors deliberated for two days before decided in favor of Dr. Baldi, whose lawyer contended that none of the patients in question died from overdoses of drugs the doctor prescribed. Baldi still faces several civil lawsuits as well as administrative charges from the Iowa Board of Medicine which could still cost him his medical license.

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