Testimony Continues In Legionnaires’ Case Against State Health Director

Testimony will continue Wednesday in the criminal case against the state health director.

Nick Lyon is charged with involuntary manslaughter and misconduct in office, accused of keeping the public in the dark about Legionnaires‘ disease.

In the last round of testimony, about a month ago, the Urban Affairs Advisor claimed he told the governor about the outbreak weeks before it was made public.

That testimony contradicts the governor’s timeline.

Lyons’ lawyers say that’s irrelevant in his case.

Testimony picks up again Wednesday.

A judge will decide if there’s enough evidence to send Lyons to trial.

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