HAMILTON – The trial of former Florence doctor Chris Christensen continued on Monday with the defense witnesses taking the stand.
Christensen is accused of 22 felony charges — including two negligent homicide charges — for over-prescribing and misprescribing opioid painkillers and other drugs.
Prosecutors called over two dozen witnesses to the stand before they rested their case in a Hamilton courtroom late last week.
Attorneys for Christensen called a doctor to the stand on Monday morning who said that while Christensen’s work was “atrocious” by today’s standards, it was acceptable a few years ago when he was practicing.
Testimony continued with a discussion of the mixtures of drugs prescribed and the records that Christensen kept in case of a deceased patient.
We have a reporter in the courtroom and will have a full report of testimony during the as the information comes in. You can also follow along with the day’s developments here.