Chua was found guilty of violating the Georgia Controlled Substances Act for distributing morphine, oxycodone and methadone and convicted for felony murder and sentenced to life in prison.

In the unanimous decision handed down today, the state Supreme Court found that “evidence authorized the jury to find [Chua] guilty beyond a reasonable doubt” of prescribing narcotics not “for a legitimate medical purpose,” in violation of the state’s Georgia Controlled Substances.

The court ruled that Chua knew there was a risk of death to Carter because of his history of drug abuse.

 

Top photo: Noel Chua. (courtesy Georgia Department of Corrections)

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