Craig County doctor charged with manslaughter
|Updated: 7/09/2012 3:53 pm
||Published: 7/09/2012 1:18 pm
A Craig County doctor is charged with manslaughter for allegedly prescribing a lethal amount of prescription pain pills to a nursing instructor.
Dr. Mickey Ray Tyrrell is accused of prescribing more than 800 demerol pills and 60 Oxycontin pills to Tammy Dawn Daniels between June 1st, 2009 and August 28th, 2009. Daniels died of a demerol overdose in September of 2009. Court records show Daniels was also getting prescriptions for hundreds of other pain pills by another doctor.
Court records show Tyrrell admitted to prescribing the pain medication to treat Daniels' interstitial cystitis. Tyrrell says he was not aware she was getting pills from another doctor.
Tyrrell is charged with one count of 2nd degree manslaughter.
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