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PAUL GRAY's Widow Testifies at Involuntary Manslaughter Trial, Claims SLIPKNOT Bandmates Did Nothing To Help

Gray's widow claims Slipknot members told her Paul's addiction was her problem.

Gray's widow claims Slipknot members told her Paul's addiction was her problem.

Two years ago, we learned that late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray's doctor, Daniel Baldi, was being charged with nine counts of involuntary manslaughter. The case against Daniel Baldi states that the physician allegedly prescribed large amounts of narcotic painkillers to nine patients (including Gray) who later died of overdoses.

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The trial is currently underway, and Gray's widow, Brenna Gray took the stand yesterday, April 22nd. According to the Des Moines Register, Brenna testified that Dr. Baldi prescribed Xanex to her husband, a known anti-anxiety medication that Paul had a history of abusing.

In her testimony, Brenna claimed she tried to alert Dr. Baldi of her husband's drug abuse, even taking photos of her husband passed out from drugs to share with the doctor. She claims the family tried to stage an intervention but she did not call the cops for fear of being arrested herself and having her unborn child taken away.

The most shocking part of the testimony is her claim that Paul Gray's Slipknot bandmates didn't seem to care about his drug problems:

She said she called her husband's bandmates, but none offered to help. Slipknot bandmates Corey Taylor and Shawn Crahan are listed as potential witnesses in the trial. "One was playing golf two minutes away from our house but couldn't come," she testified. "Nobody else cared, nobody was involved. They told me it was my problem." Two days later, he was found dead in his hotel room.

Baldi's defense lawyer rebutted no reference to her photos of her passed out husband are in any of the medical records, to which Brenna Gray responded "A lot of things weren't in there." Baldi's lawyer also noted that only one drug that Baldi prescribed to Paul Gray was found at the scene of the overdoes and it was Suboxone, a medication for people trying to break drug addiction. Additionally, Brenna agreed with the lawyer's claim that Baldi had reduced Paul Gray's Xanex subscription leading up to his overdose.

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Baldi faces up to 18 years in prison should he be convicted.

Here is a video report from a local Des Moines NBC affiliate:

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