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Judge set to rule in Michigan's chief medical exec will stand trial

Posted: 8:38 AM, Dec 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-07 09:52:44-05

Michigan's chief medical executive is expected to find out Friday if she will stand trial on charges connected to the water crisis in Flint.

A Genesee County judge is scheduled to decide whether Dr. Eden Wells will head to trial on involuntary manslaughter and other criminal charges related to the city's water crisis.

Prosecutors say she failed to alert the public about a Legionnaires' Disease outbreak in 2014 and 2015 that killed 12 people and made at least 100 more sick.

In August, state Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon was bound overfor trial. He's awaiting trial on felony charges including involuntary manslaughter.

Lyon is also accused of failing to warn the public about the deadly Legionnaires' outbreak.

Dr. Wells' hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. before 67th District Court Judge William Crawford.

FOX 47 will be tracking the hearing and will update this story once it concludes.