Trial date set for former Mount Carmel doctor charged with murder


COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A Franklin County Common Pleas Court judge on Thursday set the trial date for former Mount Carmel Dr. William Husel to begin April 27, 2020.

The trial date was set during a pre-trial hearing Thursday afternoon in Franklin County Common Pleas Court. 

Husel, 43, was arrested and charged with murder in the deaths of 25 hospital patients who authorities say were deliberately given overdoses of painkillers. 

The charges against represent one of the biggest murder cases ever brought against a health care professional in the U.S. 

He pleaded not guilty to 25 counts of murder, and a judge set bail at $1 million. Each charge carries a sentence of 15 years to life in prison if convicted. 

According to his bond, Husel must stay away from the victims and witnesses, and he must surrender his passport as well as any other government-issued travel document. 

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