Med­i­cal chief to stand trial on Flint charges

The Western Star - - WORLD -

LANS­ING, Mich. - Michi­gan’s chief med­i­cal ex­ec­u­tive will stand trial on in­vol­un­tary man­slaugh­ter and other charges in a crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the Flint wa­ter cri­sis. Dr. Eden Wells on Fri­day learned of the de­ci­sion by Judge Wil­liam Craw­ford II. Wells is a mem­ber of Gov. Rick Sny­der’s Cab­i­net. Michi­gan At­tor­ney Gen­eral Bill Schuette charged Wells last year with ob­struc­tion of jus­tice and ly­ing to the po­lice. He later added the man­slaugh­ter charge. Five other peo­ple have also been charged with in­vol­un­tary man­slaugh­ter tied to an out­break of Le­gion­naires’ dis­ease in the Flint area. Schuette says key of­fi­cials knew about a spike in Le­gion­naires’ but waited too long to tell the pub­lic.

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