Pharmacist acquitted of murder in 2012 meningitis outbreak, convicted of fraud


NEW AT ELEVEN BARRY A MASSACHUSETTS PHARMACIST CHARGED IN A DEADLY NATIONWIDE MENINGITIS OUTBREAK HAS BEEN FOUND NOT GUILTY OF 2ND-DEGREE MURDER. A FEDERAL JURY TODAY DECIDED GLENN CHIN DID NOT CAUSE THE DEATHS OF 25 PEOPLE WHO WERE INJECTED WITH MOLD- TAINTED DRUGS. THE BOSTON JURY DID CONVICT CHIN OF RACKETEERING AND MAIL FRAUD. THE 2012 OUTBREAK KILLED 76 PEOPLE AND SICKENED HUNDREDS OF OTHERS AND WAS TRACED TO CONTAMINATED STEROID INJECTIONS MADE BY THE NEW ENGLAND COMPOUNDING CENTER. CHIN OVERSAW THE ROOMS WHERE THE DRUGS WERE MADE.