Ohio Doctor Charged With Murder In Alleged Overdose Of 25 Patients

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Source: Columbus Police department twitter

Jun. 6 2019, Published 2:58 p.m. ET

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An Ohio doctor has been charged with murder in the overdose deaths of 25 patients, has learned.

Prosecutors claimed William Husel of Mount Carmel Health System, "purposely caused the death" of each of his patients when he allegedly administered lethal amounts of fentanyl.

According to a Franklin County Prosecutors Office press release, Husel, 43, allegedly committed these crimes between February 2015 and November 2018.

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The patients’ ages ranged from 37 to 87.

On Wednesday, June 5, Husel turned himself in to authorities.

He has been a practicing doctor at Mount Carmel Health System since 2015.

Nearly two dozen lawsuits have been filed against the doctor. In one case, an 82-year-old woman allegedly died after she was given 2,000 micrograms of fentanyl five minutes before her death, according to NBC. The woman had visited the hospital with complaints of stomach pains.

The lawsuit alleges that Husel suggested the family end the woman's care because she was brain dead.

Husel is scheduled for arraignment this Thursday, April 6.



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