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Verdict Form Reveals Close Call In Meningitis Murder Case

By Brian Amaral (March 23, 2017, 10:56 PM EDT) -- An unprecedented case ended in a most unusual way: Jurors considering a sweeping indictment against a Massachusetts pharmacist who shipped mold-infested drugs that caused a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak declared him not guilty of murder on Wednesday, but appeared to indicate that the majority wanted to convict him.

Barry J. Cadden faces a potentially stiff prison sentence for his convictions on mail fraud and racketeering for shunning safety at his New England Compounding Center, which was linked to a 2012 meningitis outbreak that resulted in 25 deaths — but he could have faced life behind bars if he'd been found guilty...

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