Ohio doctor found guilty of killing patient by overprescribing opioids


A Hamilton, Ohio doctor will likely spend the rest of his life in prison after a jury convicted him of 37 charges related to illegally prescribing pain pills to patients.

Dr. Saad Sakkal waved a sad goodbye to his family in the courtroom after jurors announced its verdicts on Thursday afternoon.

The 71-year-old will spend the next 20 years in prison and could face a life sentence for causing the overdose death of Middletown resident Ashley Adkins.