Without Motive, Murder Hard To Prove In Meningitis Trials

By Emily Field (October 31, 2017, 7:01 PM EDT) -- Despite the dozens of deaths stemming from a 2012 meningitis outbreak linked to the New England Compounding Center and testimony about appalling conditions in its labs, federal prosecutors' failure to secure murder convictions for its owner and head pharmacist boiled down to being unable to prove motive.

Two different federal juries reached largely the same results for pharmacist Glenn Chin and his boss Barry Cadden, head pharmacist and part owner of the now-closed NECC, convicting them of racketeering, mail fraud and other crimes, but clearing them of second-degree murder. While jurors in Cadden's case seemingly came close to convicting him of...

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