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Chris Benoit's doctor, Phil Astin, gets 10 years in prison

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Dr. Phil Astin, who was the personal doctor to professional wrestler Chris Benoit, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for illegally prescribing drugs to his patients. Benoit killed himself, his wife and the couple's 7-year-old son in 2007.

Prosecutors said Astin prescribed painkillers and other drugs to known addicts for years. They said at least two of Astin's patients died because of his lax oversight of what medicines they were taking. However, the indictment was unclear about whether Chris Benoit, a wrestler for Stamford, Conn.-based World Wrestling Entertainment, was one of the two.
Wrestler Benoit's doctor gets 10 years in prison     (Fox Sports)

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