Dr. William Guzel is accused of ordering 14 patients to receive lethal doses of fentanyl.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Witnesses continue Monday for the fourth week in a row in the murder of a former doctor from Mount Carmel.
Dr. William Hussel is accused of ordering the dosing of lethal doses of fentanyl to 14 patients during his work as a physician on Mount Carmel. The defense claims that he provided comfortable care to patients in the last moments. However, the prosecutor’s office called Guzel’s doses “stunning.”
Last week, jurors heard from three nurses who worked with Gusel and helped administer doses of fentanyl and other medications. One of these nurses, Stephanie Lechard, testified to how often the cancellation feature was used to obtain drugs on Mount Carmel.
Of the 14 patients who died, most were given 1,000 micrograms of fentanyl or more. In previous testimonies, Vanderbilt Intensive Care Doctor Dr. Wesley Ellie compared the doses as enough to kill the elephant.
The defense constantly objected, asking doctors if doctors could differ in matters of patient care. Everyone agreed. Gusel pleaded not guilty to all charges against him.
The jury will hear more witnesses on Monday. You can look at the player above.