PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Two workers inside the West Philadelphia abortion clinic run by Dr. Kermit Gosnell have pleaded guilty to third degree murder charges.
It’s a case that has attracted international attention, following a gory grand jury report earlier this year, detailing horrific crimes allegedly committed inside the center.
Sherry West and Adrienne Moton were unlicensed workers at the Women’s Medical Society, the now closed clinic at 38th and Lancaster in West Philadelphia.
The 52-year old West was accused of playing a role in the murder of a 41-year-old woman who died from a massive overdose of anesthesia.
The 34-year-old Moton was charged in the death of a viable baby born alive, described in court for the first time by a prosecutor as “Baby D.”
Judge Benjamin Lerner deferred sentencing to a later date.
Gosnell is charged with routinely delivering live babies in the third trimester of pregnancy, then murdering them. He’s charged with eight counts, the adult overdose death and the killing of seven viable babies born alive. Two of the remaining defendants also face murder charges.
Reported By Steve Tawa, KYW Newsradio