Pharmacists responsible for 2012 Meningitis outbreak facing new charges

Published: Feb. 28, 2019 at 5:33 AM EST
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New information on a story WILX has been tracking for several years.

Two men responsible for a 2012 Meningitis outbreak that killed dozens of people are facing new charges in Michigan. They both face 11 counts of Second Degree Murder.

The two Massachusetts men blamed for the 2012 outbreak that killed 76 people and caused more than 700 people across the country to get sick are in a Livingston County jail.

Glenn Chinn and Barry Cadden each face 11 counts of Second-Degree murder in Michigan.

Cadden was a pharmacist and the found of the pharmacy at the center of the 2012 outbreak. Chinn was a pharmacist there.

They’re accused of knowingly causing the outbreak by knowingly distributing tainted drugs. Chinn and Cadden were acquitted of murder charges in Boston.

Both men were convicted of felonies in Federal Court related to racketeering, conspiracy and fraud, where they each got nearly 10 years behind bars.

Now Attorney General Dana Nessel will try them for 11 counts of murder.

Both men were extradited to Livingston County from a federal prison where they were serving their sentences. They are scheduled to appear in Livingston County District Court for a probable cause hearing Tuesday, March 5.

They face up to life in prison if convicted.

WILX will be tracking this story.