MOBILE, Ala. (CelebrityAccess) A jury has acquitted Dr. Richard Snellgrove of of prescribing drugs that killed 3 Doors Down guitarist Matthew Roberts.
Snellgrove had been indicted on 13 counts of unlawful distribution of drugs and health care fraud tied to Roberts’ 2016 death. The not guilty verdict was returned Monday in Mobile, Ala.
Prosecutors said Snellgrove prescribed drugs to Roberts even though he knew the guitarist struggled with addiction. However, Snellgrove attorney Dennis Knizley introduced text messages that showed Roberts was seeking illegal drugs in addition to the meds prescribed by Snellgrove, arguing that alone showed Roberts’ death could not be blamed on the doctor, according to the Associated Press.