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Widow of forensic scientist denied death benefits

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The widow of a state police forensic scientist who committed suicide in 2008 amid a probe of his work is not entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits, an appeals court affirmed today. Donna Veeder, widow of forensic scientist Gary Veeder, filed for the benefits claiming his suicide resulted from a depressive state caused by improper actions taken by his employer during the investigation. The Workers’ Compensation Board denied the claim, finding the state police actions ...


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