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California doctor convicted of murder in overdose deaths is sentenced to 30 years

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i854 (Published 10 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i854
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. Seattle

A California doctor who had been found guilty of second degree murder for overprescribing drugs that caused the deaths through overdose of three of her patients has been sentenced to 30 years to life in state prison. Under the sentence, handed down by the Los Angeles County Superior Court judge George Lomeli on 5 February, the doctor will have to serve 30 years in prison before she is eligible for parole.

In October Hsiu Ying “Lisa” Tseng, 46, was convicted of the deaths of Vu …

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