William Husel's Lawyer Files Motion For Him To Leave The State

Oct 8, 2019

The lawyer for William Husel has filed a motion for the former Mount Carmel doctor to leave the state.

In a motion, defense attorney Jose Baez requested permission for Husel to leave the state for one day and night next week. 

Husel has a court hearing in Michigan on October 16 for his lawsuit against Mount Carmel's parent company Trinity Health. He brought a suit against Trinity in August for not covering his criminal defense costs, as it had in dozens of related civil cases. 

His attorney argues he is not a flight risk because he has complied with all conditions of his pre-trial release so far. 

"He has attended all required court appearances and has complied with the condition of bi-weekly reporting imposed by this Court," the motions reads. 

Timeline: The Mount Carmel Scandal So Far

Husel is charged with 25 counts of murder – one of the largest murder cases in Ohio's history. The hospital accused Husel of giving higher-than-usual painkiller doses to dozens of ICU patients, all of whom died after receiving the medication.

Husel has pleaded not guilty. His criminal trial is scheduled for June 2020, with jury selection set for the month before.