OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A former Midwest Metropolis physician was discovered responsible Friday on one rely of second-degree homicide.
Though the jury discovered Regan Nichols responsible of the one second-degree homicide rely, they discovered her not responsible of the 4 different second-degree homicide counts she was charged with for allegedly prescribing massive, deadly quantities of medication to a number of sufferers.
The decision comes sooner or later after attorneys made closing arguments within the case.
Prosecutors stated Nichols prompted the demise of 5 sufferers who overdosed on a lethal mixture of narcotics, arguing that she didn’t care whether or not they had an dependancy.
Nichols’ protection crew stated she didn’t pressure the victims to take the prescribed drugs, and argued that they had extreme well being issues and had been on medicines lengthy earlier than they had been below Nichols’ care.
She faces 10 years to life in jail for her conviction.
Oklahoma Lawyer Basic Mike Hunter issued the next assertion concerning the conviction:
“The info and the proof on this case had been clear – via her reckless overprescribing, Regan Nichols put her sufferers at risk, which led to tragic deaths. The victims, and the various who grew to become addicts due to her irresponsible conduct, had been people who trusted her with their lives. She put revenue over their very existence, which isn’t solely felony, but additionally immoral. To be abundantly clear, Regan Nichols is within the class of a tiny minority of docs who care extra about cash than their sufferers. The overwhelming majority do every part they will to make sure the wellbeing of the Oklahomans they deal with. I thank the jury for recognizing that distinction and discovering her responsible.
I additionally recognize Senior Deputy Lawyer Basic Pleasure Thorp, Assistant Lawyer Basic Dane Towery and their crew, who poured their hearts and souls into this case. They labored tirelessly for this final result. Not simply to safe the responsible verdict, however for the relations and surviving family members of the victims, who died horrible deaths at Nichols’ palms.
It’s my fervent hope that this final result will give the victims’ households some semblance of peace.”
ATTORNEY GENERAL MIKE HUNTER
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