Pharmacist in New England meningitis outbreak gets 8 years


KAREN: GLENN WAS THE ONE MAKING IT INSIDE THE PHARMACY. WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY ANYTHING TO THE VICTIMS? GLENN CHIN REFUSED TO SPEAK WITH US AS HE LEFT COURT, SHOWING NO EMOTION AFTER BREAKING DOWN AND SOBBING AS HE APOLOGIZED TO VICTIMS OF THE 2012 MENINGITIS OUTBREAK, CAUSED BY DRUGS HE MADE AT THE NEW ENGLAND COMPOUNDING CENTER IN FRAMINGHAM. THAT LOOKING AT VICTIMS IN COURT HE SAID, I WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY , THAT THE VICTIMS AND FAMILIES WILL FIND SOME PEACE IF THAT IS TRULY POSSIBLE. I AM TRULY SORRY FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE LOST. JR MAZUR STILL HAS MOLD IN H SPINE AND HAS LOST HIS JOB, HIS PENSION, AND HIS HOME.>>CHANGING LABELS AND KNOWING WHERE THIS STUFF IS GOING TO END UP, YOU CAN CRY ALL YOU WANT. I AM NOT GOING TO PAT YOU ON YOUR BACK. KAREN: PROSECUTORS ASKED FOR 35 YEARS SAYING CHIN KNEW MOLD WAS IN THE DRUGS BUT IGNORED THE DANGERS BULLYING WORKER WHO , QUESTIONED HIM. HE STOLE THE HEALTH OF 793 PEOPLE, PROSECUTOR AMANDA STRACHAN SAID. BUT CHIN’S ATTORNEY ARGUED NECC OWNER AND HEAD PHARMACIST BARRY CADDEN WAS THE ONE CALLING THE SHOTS, AND THAT CHIN JUST COULDN’T STAND UP TO HIS BOSS. JUDGE RICHARD STEARNS SENTENCE CHIN TO EIGHT YEARS IN PRISON, ONE YEAR LESS THAN CADDEN WHO STEARNS CALLED THE ORGANIZER AND LEADER OF THE CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE.>>JUST SUCH A LIFE SENTENCE IT , — LIGHT SENTENCE, IT HURTS. KAREN: KATHY AND DAN MACCOUX’S DAUGHTER TRACY WAS ONE OF THE YOUNGEST PEOPLE TO BE INFECTED .>>IT’S BEEN A NIGHTMARE. IT CAN CONTINUE TO BE A NIGHTMARE.>>THE MIXED THIS, KNOWING IT WASN’T STERILE. KAREN: CHIN IS ALLOWED TO GO HOME TONIGHT HE DOESN’T HAVE TO REPORT TO PRISON UNTIL MARCH AND HIS LAWYERS PUT IN A REQUEST