WICHITA, Kansas — Robin G. went to the Schneider Medical Clinic with migraine headaches and received lollipops filled with fentanyl, a drug many times stronger than morphine.
Those lollipops, a coroner ruled, killed her at age 45.
A jury on Thursday found Stephen Schneider and his wife, Linda, guilty of prescription practices that led to the deaths of Robin and nine other former patients.
Jurors in federal court in Wichita reached their verdict on their seventh day of deliberation, after seven weeks of testimony and arguments by lawyers.
The 17-page verdict sheet found Stephen Schneider, 56, guilty of 19 counts of illegally prescribing narcotics, health care fraud and money laundering.
Jurors found Linda Schneider, 52, a licensed practical nurse who managed the Haysville clinic, guilty on 32 criminal counts — many dealing with financial gains from the practice.
The Schneiders face 20 years to life in federal prison when they return for sentencing before U.S. District Judge Monti Belot. U.S. marshals took the couple into custody after the verdict was read. No date has been set for their sentencing.
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