NY doctor convicted of manslaughter in 2 overdoses

July 18, 2014 10:32 PM

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NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor accused of peddling painkiller prescriptions to addicts — including some who died of overdoses and one who later killed four people in a pharmacy holdup — was convicted Friday in what was believed to be the first manslaughter case against a New York doctor in an overdose death.

Dr. Stan Li also was convicted of recklessly endangering six other patients by giving them prescriptions despite signs of drug abuse. One suicidal patient overdosed five times. Relatives of another patient told Li she was trading the medications for heroin and begged him to stop, prosecutors said.

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