12th Juror Seated For Philadelphia Abortion Doctor’s Trial
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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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