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Two accused of murder in 2012 appear in state courtroom

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Two men facing murder charges in the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak made their first appearance in a state court today Tuesday.

Barry Cadden owned the Massachusetts lab that shipped tainted steroids to Michigan and other states.  Glenn Chin was the lab's supervising pharmacist.

The Attorney General's office says 23 people died in Michigan.

Survivor Edward Adams was in the courtroom as each man was brought before the judge in restraints.

He says the tainted injections ruined his health.

“They say we're the lucky ones, the ones who didn't die, but I'm not the husband I was or the father I was. I can't work anymore, it's like a life sentence.”

Rhonda Hall says she spent 40 days in the hospital fighting for her life.


“I'm on pain meds every day, they can't tell me if the infection is gone, it could possibly be dormant.”

Massachusetts juries found Caddin and Chin guilty of racketeering, conspiracy and fraud, but acquitted them of murder.