ROCK NEWS REPORT 23 MAY 18

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DOCTOR OF LATE 3 DOORS DOWN GUITARIST ACQUITTED

The doctor who prescribed drugs to 3 Doors Down guitarist Matt Roberts before the late musician's apparently fatal overdose is not guilty in his death. A jury has returned a verdict of not guilty in the case of Dr. Richard Snellgrove, who was indicted in 2016 and charged with 13 counts of writing prescriptions for the musician that were not medically necessary and could have contributed to his death.

But Snellgrove's attorney presented text messages that showed Roberts had been dabbling in street drugs in addition to his prescription medications, arguing that his death couldn't be pinned strictly to Snellgrove. Prosecutors countered that Snellgrove had been prescribing meds to Roberts under multiple aliases.

  • The jury accepted the defense's version, but while Snellgrove may be off the hook for criminal charges, he's still facing a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Roberts' estate.
  • Prosecutors alleged that Snellgrove prescribed the drugs that killed Roberts, who died in August 2016 in a hotel near Milwaukee, where he was scheduled to perform at a charity concert. The cause of death was an overdose involving fentanyl, hydrocodone and alprazolam.
  • Snellgrove faced up to 240 years in prison and up to $2.8 million in fines if convicted.
  • Roberts was a founding member of 3 Doors Down when the rock group formed in 1996 in south Mississippi, but left the band in 2012 due to health issues.

Story source: TMZ


CHECK OUT PHOTOS OF THE NEW ROB ZOMBIE FILM ‘THREE FROM HELL’

Rob Zombie has released some set photos from Three From Hell, his upcoming sequel to House Of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. The shots don't reveal much but seem to indicate that the title trio is now in prison. Zombie's posts also confirmed that Sid Haig will return in the role of Captain Spaulding. Zombie recently wrapped filming on the movie but a release date has yet to be determined.

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