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(Dr. Kermit Gosnell.  Photo provided by Philadelphia DA's office)

(Dr. Kermit Gosnell. Photo provided by Philadelphia DA’s office)

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Seven woman and five men have been seated for the jury that will hear a capital murder case against a Philadelphia abortion provider.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell is charged with eight counts of murder in the deaths of a woman patient and seven babies allegedly killed after late-stage abortions.

Gosnell has pleaded not guilty.

After more than a week of jury selection, a Philadelphia man became the last regular juror chosen Tuesday. But lawyers are still searching for six alternates, as the trial could last two months.

Prosecutors say the 72-year-old Gosnell ran a rogue clinic that flaunted health and safety laws governing abortions, anesthesia and the distribution of painkillers.

A 2011 grand jury report alleges that untrained staff performed complex medical duties before Gosnell came to the clinic each day.

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