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The Widow Of Late Slipknot Bassist Paul Gray Testifies Against His Doctor In Involuntary Manslaughter Trial


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Brenna Gray—the widow of late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray—was in court yesterday, April 22nd, to testify against Paul‘s doctor Daniel Baldi. Baldi is currently on trial in a Polk County District Court and faces nine counts of involuntary manslaughter relating to Gray‘s death among others. The Desmoinesregister.com was on hand for the proceedings and also posted some video footage of Brenna‘s testimony (see below.)

The prosecution claim that prescriptions given out by Baldi contributed to the deaths of the individuals in question, a claim he has denied. In regards to Paul, Brenna expressed her concerns as to why Baldi continued to prescribe Paul Xanax when it was apparently known he had struggled with abusing it prior.

In particular she mentioned that he was given limited doses of the drug—in this case two day’s worth at a time—to limit him from abusing it. She also stated that she had provided photographic evidence of Paul‘s drug abuse to Baldi, but that he took little concern with it.

Providing details on Paul‘s final days she mentioned that an intervention was staged, which led him to take up residence at the TownePlace Suites—where he was eventually found dead in May of 2010 as a result of overdosing on morphine and fentanyl.

Gray went on to say that she didn’t alert the authorities of Gray‘s drug use as she feared any discovered drugs hidden away in their home would impact the welfare of their then unborn child. She also alleged that she looked to Gray‘s Slipknot bandmates for help, stating:

“One was playing golf two minutes away from our house but couldn’t come. Nobody else cared, nobody was involved. They told me it was my problem.”

The defense for their part argued that only one of the pill bottles found at the time of Gray‘s death was prescribed by Baldi; it being Suboxone, which was intended to help break his opiate addiction. They also noted that neither morphine or fentanyl had ever been prescribed to Gray by Baldi.

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