Dr. Daniel Baldi has been officially charged with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of eight people, including Slipknot bassist Paul Gray.
Baldi, who is also facing suspension of his medical licence due to administrative charges from the Iowa Board of Medicine, is accused of prescribing irresponsibly high doses of prescription painkillers to his patients. Gray died of an accidental overdose in June of 2010.
The doctor could face up to 16 years in jail if convicted.
“None of it is going to bring back our brother Paul,” Slipknot’s Shawn “Clown” Crahan told the Des Moines Register, adding, “Hopefully justice will be served.”
Slipknot are scheduled to make an official statement later today.