Man Charged in Deadly Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Faces Judge for Bail Request Hearing

25 people's deaths in seven states were linked to steroids tainted with fungal meningitis

A Massachusetts man charged with murder in connection to a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak in New England four years ago was back in court Monday.

Barry Cadden, president of the now-defunct New England Compunding Center, is among those who have been charged with second-degree murder in connection with 25 deaths linked to steroids tainted with fungal meningitis in seven different states back in 2012.

Cadden has been under house arrest at his Wrentham mansion since being charged, with only being allowed outside to go to court and medical appointments.

Monday morning, he asked the court to change his home confinement to a curfew in order to meet with his attorneys and care for his children.

His attorney said Cadden is not a flight risk, and said he would continue to wear a GPS monitoring device.

The U.S. attorney objected and read into the record letters from people who are still suffering from the tainted drugs and oppose the change in his bail status.

Federal Judge Jennifer Boal said she would take the defendant's request under advisement.

Cadden's trial is set to begin in January.

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