BOSTON - The co-owner of a pharmacy deemed responsible for the deaths of 76 people in a national meningitis outbreak tearfully apologized to the victims on Monday and was sentenced to nine years in prison, far less than the victims had wanted. Most Popular Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. plans to construct and open a new brewery with restaurant and taproom in 2018. The new facility will be in Sawyer Yards. New Buffalo Bayou brewery to offer craft beer, downtown views Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage (3) kneels on the field after throwing an interception against the Los Angeles Rams during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles, Mass. ( Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle ) If nothing else, Texans pretty good at blame game FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2007, file photo, Robert Murray, chief executive of Murray Energy Corp., speaks during an interview with an Associated Press reporter in his office at the Crandall Canyon Mine, in Huntington, Utah. President Donald Trump personally promised to activate emergency legal authorities to keep dirty or economically uncompetitive coal plants from shutting down, a top American coal company said. The Trump administration now says it has no plans to do so. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) For coal magnate tied to Trump and Perry, accusations of... A pedestrian walks along Yale Street in the Heights. Why is walkability so hard to develop in Houston? Rev. Dr. Marcus D. Cosby, Senior Pastor gives his sermon during church services at Wheeler Baptist Church on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Houston. Houston area churchgoers reject fear, find fellowship in faith Texans quarterback Tom Savage committed four turnovers Sunday, stalling any offensive momentum, and was saved an interception return for a touchdown by a defensive holding penalty. For the second week in a row, Texans' offense fails to produce Dan Patrick to Texas schools: Starve. "I'm sorry for your extraordinary losses," Barry Cadden said, wiping his eyes. A dozen victims who were sickened or lost loved ones asked the judge to give Cadden the harshest penalty allowed under the law for the deadly 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak. Cadden was acquitted of second-degree murder charges under federal racketeering law but was convicted on conspiracy and fraud charges. He must report to prison by Aug. 7. The outbreak was traced to contaminated injections of medical steroids made by the New England Compounding Center in Framingham. Translator To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. Выбрать язык▼ Texas This Aug. 1, 2017 photo shows Llewellyn Everage, who directs interns and volunteers at the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, gesturing towards an area of the nature center that had been cleared of tallow using heavy machinery, with tallows yet to be cleared in the background, at the center in New Orleans. The tallow is a highly invasive tree rapidly overtaking forests from Texas to Florida. The 86-acre site, with walking trails and boardwalks winding through a swampy forest, flooded in 2005 and became overrun with Chinese tallow in the years that followed. 'Super invader' tree hits South, but flea beetle may be hero Motorists Dan Tran and Tom Duryea remove pieces of a tree that was blocking Tracyton Beach Road and their vehicles near the Riddell intersection in Bremerton, Wash., Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. The two, along with the help of Debra Duryea cleared one lane prior to the arrival of public works. (Meegan M. Reid/Kitsap Sun via AP) Falling trees kill 1, injure several during Washington storm In this Oct. 19, 2017, photo, Attorney Lance LoRusso, a former police officer who is now a lawyer and represents officers involved in use-of-force cases, poses for a portrait in his office in Atlanta. LoRusso is among those involved in law enforcement who believe officers should be allowed to view bodycam video footage before writing reports or being interviewed by investigators. Should police get to view bodycam footage immediately? FILE- This 1999 file image scanned from a contact sheet provided by the Innocent Project shows Wilbert Jones during a portrait session. Jones, who has spent nearly 50 years in prison, could be freed Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. State District Court Judge Richard Anderson threw out Jones’ conviction in the rape of a nurse on Oct. 31, saying authorities withheld evidence that could have exonerated Jones decades ago and the case against him was “weak, at best.” (Deborah Luster/The Innocence Project via AP, File) Man seeks freedom after judge tosses decades-old rape case Crowd gathers after man killed in Louisiana police shooting Prosecutors say Cadden, 50, ran the center in a dangerous way by skirting industry regulations on sterility in an effort to push production and make more money. Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda Strachan said the center was "a massive reckless and fraudulent organization." At Cadden's sentencing Monday, victims told stories of shattered lives and unbearable loss caused by the tainted steroids. Penny Laperriere, whose husband died after receiving a contaminated steroid shot, said Cadden destroyed her family. "Who gave him the right to play God?" the Michigan woman said. She said her husband, Lyn, received the shot to try to get relief from his back pain. He died in 2012. The outbreak of fungal meningitis and other infections in 20 states was traced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to contaminated injections of medical steroids, given mostly to people with back pain. The CDC put the death toll at 64 as of October 2013. Federal prosecutors say 12 more people have died since then, raising the total to 76. More than 700 people were sickened. Indiana, Michigan and Tennessee were hit hardest. NECC filed for bankruptcy after getting hit with hundreds of lawsuits. NECC and several related companies reached a $200 million settlement with victims and their families.