Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Doctor, Wife Charged In 7 Deaths.(Final)

Byline: Scott Sandlin Journal Staff Writer

Patients Died Of Drug Overdoses

A physician and his wife operating a Northeast Heights medical clinic are charged with the first-degree murder of seven patients over more than three years.

The couple is suspected of supplying them with narcotic painkillers -- up to 250 pills in a single visit -- sufficient to cause an overdose.

A Bernalillo County grand jury handed down an indictment late Thursday charging Dr. Jesse Benjamin Henry Jr., 67, and his wife, Hong Lu Henry, 55, with 65 felonies starting with depraved mind murder. The charge means that an act is considered so dangerous, it indicates a lack of regard for a person's life -- in this case by indiscriminately prescribing large amounts of drugs. …

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