Doctor Charged For Paul Gray’s (Slipknot) Death


Charges of involuntary manslaughter were filed against physician Daniel Baldi for the death of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray. In a report, Gray’s name was mentioned as being the recipient of large amounts of prescribed painkillers, that ultimately led to his death. Read the official report below and comment with your thoughts.

“Des Moines physician Daniel Baldi was charged Wednesday with eight counts of involuntary manslaughter for allegedly prescribing large amounts of narcotic painkillers to patients who later died of overdoses.

One of the eight patients was identified in court papers as Paul Gray, an internationally known musician who helped found the band Slipknot. Gray was found dead of a drug overdose at an Urbandale hotel in May 2010.

Baldi’s lawyer, Guy Cook, said no such charges had ever been filed against an Iowa physician in such circumstances. “It is unprecedented to turn unfortunate deaths or medical results into a crime against a doctor,” Cook said. If convicted of all the aggravated misdemeanor counts, Baldi, 50, could face up to 16 years in prison. Cook said he would battle to prevent a conviction.”

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