Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Deceased Slipknot Bassist's Doctor

Paul Gra of Slipknot
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Paul Gra of Slipknot shot in Des Moines, Iowa on June 28, 2008. 

Three months after Dr. Daniel Baldi was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray, an Iowa judge has dismissed another lawsuit filed against Baldi by Gray's widow, according to the Des Moines Register.

Brenna Gray filed suit against Baldi in February, accusing him of failing to help Paul Gray overcome his drug addictions. Testifying during Baldi's involuntary manslaughter trial, she claimed the doctor continued prescribing her husband Xanax despite knowing he had a history of abusing it. Gray died in 2010 of an accidental morphine and fentanyl overdose.

The Polk County judge presiding over this case ruled Gray waited too long to file suit over her husband's 2010 death. The prosecution argued the two-year statute of limitations shouldn't apply to the day Paul Gray died, but rather the day Brenna Gray had reason to believe Dr. Baldi was responsible for his death.

The judge, however, disagreed, and dismissed the lawsuit.

In May, Baldi was acquitted of seven involuntary manslaughter charges, one of them being over the death Paul Gray.


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