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More drug cases stayed in wake of lab scandal

Leaning forward in her courtroom seat, Melvia Walker-Newton kept her eyes fixed on the television, which showed a feed from the prison where her husband has been serving a drug sentence. In the long line of compromised drug cases now under review in a Boston court, his was next.

“There’s my baby,” she whispered as Robert Newton, 50, walked into the camera’s sight.

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