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Defendants in Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Want Evidence Access

The men are scheduled to go on trial together on Jan. 5

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    Lawyers for two men facing 25 counts each of second-degree murder in connection with the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people say prosecutors have "overreached'' and are demanding they produce evidence to justify the charges before trial.

    The Boston Herald reports that attorneys for Barry Cadden and Glenn Chin said in documents filed last week that their clients are being subjected to the federal government's "excessive ambition.'' Lawyers say there's no evidence they knew their actions could result in death.

    Cadden was a co-founder of the now-closed New England Compounding Center; Chin was the Framingham, Massachusetts company's supervisory pharmacist. Prosecutors say the company distributed tainted medications.

    The men are scheduled to go on trial together on Jan. 5.

    NECC Co-Owner Charged with Second-Degree Murder Granted Release from House Arrest

    [NECN] NECC Co-Owner Charged with Second-Degree Murder Granted Release from House Arrest
    The victims of a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak were outraged to learn the man accused of causing it would be released from house arrest. (Published Monday, June 27, 2016)

    Prosecutors did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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