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The former Mount Carmel anesthesiologist faces 14 counts of murder after prosecutors say he ordered excessive doses of painkillers that hastened the deaths of patients.

Jury selected for William Husel's murder trial

Dr. William Husel appears in court after being charged with 25 cases of murder.
Paige Pfleger

Updated February 16, 2022 at 3:20 p.m.

A jury has been seated in the murder trial of William Husel. The former Mount Carmel critical care physician faces 14 counts of murder for allegedly ordering fatal doses of fentanyl to his patients.

The jury consists of five men and seven women. Six alternates are made up of five women and one man. Among the group of 18, Judge Holbrook's staff attorney said several are people of color.

Opening statements are set to begin on Tuesday. Husel has pleaded not guilty.

Debbie Holmes has worked at WOSU News since 2009. She has hosted All Things Considered, since May 2021. Prior to that she was the host of Morning Edition and a reporter.