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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The widow of a longtime southern Kentucky judge who died after receiving tainted steroid injections this year testified before lawmakers on Wednesday morning.

Speaking without notes, Joyce Lovelace told lawmakers of more than 50 years of marriage to 78-year-old Eddie C. Lovelace, who was a circuit judge until he died September 17 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

She asked lawmakers to implement laws to police companies like the New England Compounding Center, which distributed steroids that tested positive for contamination.

"My family is bitter, we are angry, we are heartbroken and devastated. I come here begging you to do something about the matter."

Her testimony was part of a house committee hearing looking at how an outbreak of meningitis linked to a Massachusetts-based pharmacy could have been prevented.

A lawyer for the Lovelace family has said the judge received the injections in July and August at Saint Thomas Outpatient Neurosurgery Center in Nashville.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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