William Husel

William Husel, the former Mount Carmel doctor is facing 14 counts of murder. Prosecutors contend Husel overprescribed the fentanyl painkiller drug which hastened the deaths of chronically-ill patients. Prosecutors dropped 11 other murder charges after Husel's attorneys objected to the standard prosecutors used to determine when doses became fatal. Husel was removed from patient care duty on November 21, 2018, and fired two weeks later. Mount Carmel officials have said that Husel gave excessive doses of painkillers to at least 34 patients who died after being administered the drugs. Husel's attorneys have said at least one patient lived for several days after receiving a dose that prosecutors previously said had 'no legitimate medical purpose.'