COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--A Franklin County Judge has agreed to drop 11 murder counts against former Mt. Carmel Physician, Dr. William Husel.
The hearing on Thursday was to comply with Marsy's Law, so the victims' families would be kept informed of the proceedings.
Victim statements on Thursday were kept out of the public.
Dr. Husel appeared at the hearing virtually with his attorney Jose Baez, from Florida. He was originally charged with 25 counts of murder, for allegedly prescribing fatal doses of fentanyl to patients in his care.
Husel pled not guilty in 2019. His trial on the remaining charges is scheduled to begin February 14th, and prosecutors indicate it could last about 8 weeks.