Jury Deliberations Resume In Kermit Gosnell Trial

By Tony Hanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Jury deliberations resume today in the murder trial of abortion Doctor Kermit Gosnell, who is charged with five counts of murder and a long list of other charges.

An early question Tuesday focused on a co-defendant who is not charged with murder.

Eileen O’Neill is charged with theft by deception. It’s alleged she treated patients, although she did not have a valid license and either patients or insurance companies paid for those visits.

The jury has asked the court to re-define the theft by deception charge. There was prosecution testimony that both employees and patients called her “doctor”. Some patients testified they had no idea she wasn’t a licensed physician.

The defense concedes she had no license and she saw patients but that Doctor Gosnell supervised her work and defense attorneys presented testimony from a couple of patients who said they knew she wasn’t a doctor but saw her anyway and the care was good.

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