An Ohio doctor is currently facing 25 counts of murder he committed while in practice.
Dr. William Husel has been charged to court for managing fatal doses of a pain medication that eventually led to the death of 25 patients while working at Mount Carmel Health as a critical-care medical practitioner.
He carried out this act between 2015 and 2018 before he eventually turned himself in on Wednesday.
The 43-year-old doctor pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against him. Each of the cases attracts a penalty of 15 years to life imprisonment if found guilty.
His former employer, Mount Carmel Health, has publicly apologized to the families of the victims as well as the general community over the unfortunate incidence.
The health institution currently faces lawsuits from different quarters since the news broke out.
Exonerating itself from complicity in the case, Mount Carmel Health said:
“We appreciate the Country Prosecutor’s leadership and his ongoing commitment to justice in this case. Following the discovery of the actions of Dr. Husel, we notified appropriate authorities including law enforcement…
Mount Carmel has made and will continue to implement meaningful changes throughout our system to ensure events like these never happen again.”
The doctor’s lawyer has defended his client. He told WSYX-TV that his client didn’t intend to kill anyone and his actions should not be misunderstood for mercy killings.
The doctor has since been relieved of his duty in the hospital since December while the court has set his bond at $1 million.