- Associated Press - Saturday, July 19, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - The lawyer for a pain doctor convicted of manslaughter in the overdose deaths of two patients says his client was failed by a New York City jury.

Attorney Raymond Belair says in a statement to The Associated Press Saturday he will file a motion to set aside the verdict before Dr. Stan Li’s Oct. 20 sentencing.

The manslaughter case was believed to be the first in New York against a doctor in an overdose death.

On Friday, Li was also convicted of reckless endangerment concerning six patients but acquitted of that charge for one other. He also was convicted of selling prescriptions.

Li operated a Queens pain management clinic.

Belair says the jury mishandled the case and failed to follow instructions. He described the conviction as a “miscarriage of justice.”

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