Attorneys for Dr. Randeep Mann had asked U.S. District Judge Brian Miller to prevent prosecutors from telling jurors about the drug allegations because Mann faces no drug charges. Miller rejected that request in a one-sentence order Wednesday.
Prosecutors claim that Mann planned the attack on Dr. Trent Pierce after the state medical board received a complaint that Mann was illegally distributing drugs. The board had earlier restricted his prescription-writing privileges after complaints that several of Mann's patients overdosed.
Mann has pleaded not guilty and is set to go to trial next week.
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