BALDI TRIAL: Paul Gray’s Widow Testifies

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The trial of Des Moines pain doctor Daniel Baldi continued Tuesday with testimony about one of his most famous patients.

Brenna Gray, the wife of multi-platinum musician Paul Gray took the stand Tuesday.

“All I observed was there was a needle in his foot,” Brenna said. She discovered her husband’s body at an Urbandale hotel in May of 2010.

The state medical examiner ruled the Slipknot bassist died of an accidental overdose caused by the drugs fentanyl and morphine.

Urbandale detective, Sgt. Daniel Stein investigated Gray’s death and told the jury about the hotel room he found him in. Stein testified authorities collected several pills bottles, drug paraphernalia such as a spoon, and a bag of needles.

The defense says although Gray was a patient of Dr. Baldi’s the only prescription he provided to Gray was one that helps someone get off an addiction.

Stein testified he found alprazolam and other drugs at the scene and they hadn’t been prescribed by Dr. Baldi.

Dr. Baldi is charged with nine counts of manslaughter accused of overprescribing medication to patients who later died.

The trial will resume Wednesday.

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