The trial of former Nashville plastic surgeon Christ Koulis began today with opening statements and the opening of the prosecution’s case.
Koulis is accused of providing his then-girlfriend Lesa Buchanan with the drugs that led to her death from overdose in July of 2005. He is on trial for second degree murder.
This is not the first trouble Koulis has run into in Nashville. In 2001, he was charged by several female patients with sexual misconduct. The state suspended his license the following year due to charges he illegally obtained drugs and engaged in improper activities with patients. Later his medical license was permanently lifted by the state.
NashvillePost.com’s previous coverage of Koulis can be found at this link.
Defending Koulis in the current case are David L. Raybin of Hollins Wagster Yarbrough Weatherly & Raybin , and Franklin attorney Lee Ofman. Assistant District Attorney General Kim Helper is prosecuting the case for the state.
The trial is expected to last as long as two weeks.