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Juror replaced during Wyoming doctor’s drug trial

May 24, 2019

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — One person has been removed from a jury deliberating the fate of a Wyoming doctor accused in a multi-state prescription drug conspiracy.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the juror was dismissed for unspecified reasons Thursday and replaced with one of three alternates selected for the trial of Shakeel Kahn.

Kahn testified that he followed the law while trying to help his patients treat chronic pain. His attorney, Beau Brindley, argued that Kahn had been set up by others charged in the case to improve their standing with prosecutors. He alleged that they ignored lies by the co-defendants when they testified against Kahn.

However, Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Sprecher told jurors that Kahn lied extensively to them.

Prosecutors allege that the drug operation led to the 2015 overdose death of an Arizona woman.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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