Reports claims the widow of late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray provided testimony Tuesday in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Gray’s doctor.
While on the witness stand at the Polk Country District Court in Iowa, Brenna revealed that Paul’s final weeks were a blur of extreme drug abuse, which neither his doctor nor his bandmates would help his wife confront.
Damn. Not even Slipknot’s members tried to help her.
Daniel Baldi is facing involuntary manslaughter charges in the deaths of Gray and eight others.
Baldi is being accused of causing the deaths with his careless prescription habits, a claim he denies.
His lawyer said Baldi didn’t prescribe the drugs that resulted in Gray’s death.
But Brenna said Baldi continued to prescribe Xanax for Paul despite knowing that the musician was a drug addict.
“I just knew it was his drug of choice, that he’d struggled with it. So I just wasn’t really sure why he was on it, why he needed it along with the medication he was taking for addiction,” Brenna said.
Guy Cook, Baldi’s attorney, asked Brenna if she knew that among the numerous pill bottles police found in the hotel room where Paul died, only one had contained drugs prescribed by Baldi.
He said those pills were Suboxone, a medication for people trying to break drug addiction.
He also asked if she was aware that tests done after Paul’s death showed her husband overdosed on the painkillers fentanyl and morphine, neither of which Baldi ever prescribed to him.
“You understand, do you not, ma’am, that if Paul got the morphine and the fentanyl on the street somewhere, that it’s nobody’s fault except Mr. Gray or the person he got it from?,” Cook asked her.
Brenna responded tearfully to Cook’s question: “I don’t know where he got them… It’s a hypothetical question. It’s not fair.”
She later testified that she tried reaching out to Paul’s bandmates in Slipknot just days before his death.
None of them wanted to get involved.
“One was playing golf two minutes away from our house but couldn’t come,” she testified. “Nobody else cared, nobody was involved. They told me it was my problem.”
That is cold shit.
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