Victims disappointed by NECC pharmacist verdict


FOR SETTLEMENT MONEY AND WAITING FOR JUSTICE. GLENN CHIN WAS FOUND GUILTY OF RACKETEERING AND FRAUD CHARGES, BUT IT’S THE NOT GUILTY CHARGE OF SECOND-DEGREE MURDER THAT’S MAKING NEWS TONIGHT.>>IT’S EXTREMEMLY DISAPPOINTING. ONCE YOU HEARD THE PRESIDENT OF THE COMPANY WAS NOT HELD ACCOUNTABLE, IT WAS PRETTY MUCH A DONE DEAL. ED — MARY: BY PHONE FROM MICHIGAN TONIGHT, JR MAZUR IS STILL BEING TREATED FOR THE FUNGUS IN HIS BODY. HE’S HAD HIS SPINE SCRUBBED FIVE TIMES, AND THOSE FIRST 190 DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL STILL HAUNT HIM.>>AT ONE TIME 180 — PEOPLE WERE DYING ALL AROUND. IT WAS SCARY. MARY: THE SPLIT VERDICT IS SIMILAR TO THAT HANDED DOWN TO THE PHARMACY’S CO-FOUNDER, BARRY CADDEN, LAST MARCH. HE WAS CONVICTED OF CONSPIRACY AND RACKETEERING BUT ALSO ACQUITTED OF SECOND-DEGREE MURDER IN THE NATIONWIDE MENINGITIS OUTBREAK THAT KILLED 76 PEOPLE. PROSECUTORS HAD CLAIMED CHIN WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATHS OF 25 PEOPLE, THAT CHIN TOLD HIS STAFF TO USE EXPIRED INGREDIENTS, THAT THEY FAILED TO STERILIZE THE DRUGS AND IGNORED MOLD FOUND IN THE COMPOUNDING ROOMS. CHIN’S ATTORNEYS ARGUED HE — THEY CALLED THIS A VICTORY SAYING IT WAS NEVER A MURDER TRIAL. JR MAZUR DISAGREES.>>IT IS SHOCKING TO SEE WHAT GREED CAN DO AND HOW IT CAN JUST TERRORIZE PEOPLE’S LIVES. MARY: BARRY CADDEN WAS SENTENCE TO NINE YEARS IN JAIL. GLENN CHIN WILL BE SENTENCED NEXT JANUARY.