Dr. Kermit Gosnell
KYW’s Tony Hanson reports the jury asked to re-hear the testimony of former clinic worker Linda Williams.
Jurors want to revisit the testimony of Lynda Williams, one of four former clinic workers who pleaded guilty to third-degree murder charges.
Lawyers in the case had an in-chambers conversation with Judge Jeffrey Minehart about TV crews taking pictures of jurors, apparently inadvertently, as they left the Criminal Justice Center on Monday.
A Philadelphia jury reviewed laws addressing murder and manslaughter without reaching a verdict Monday.
During its fifth day of deliberations, the jury in the trial of West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell asked the court to redefine “degrees” of murder and other charges.
For weeks, jurors in Philadelphia heard grim testimony about deaths and squalor at Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s inner-city abortion clinic. While they listened, the murder case reverberated far beyond the courtroom, changing — at least for the moment — the tone of the national debate on abortion.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, is charged with four counts of first-degree murder involving babies allegedly killed after being born alive and viable, and one count of third-degree murder in the death of a woman who died following an abortion.
Jurors have reviewed a courtroom transcript of the testimony of a 2009 patient of defendant Eileen O’Neill, who is charged with six counts of theft by deception.
Jurors have questions about Eileen O’Neill, who saw patients and did general medical examinations at Gosnell’s medical facility even though she did not have a valid medical license.
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.
A Philadelphia jury began weighing murder charges Tuesday against a doctor charged with killing five people, including four viable babies allegedly born alive in what authorities describe as illegal, late-term abortions routinely performed at his clinic.
The jury will be considering hundreds of counts, led by five counts of murder (four babies allegedly born alive during abortions and one woman who died during an abortion).
Some were accusing the Pennsylvania Department of Health of complicity in the alleged crimes. Others were calling for a ban on all abortions.
The defense attorney for abortion Doctor Kermit Gosnell has told the jury during closing arguments there was a rush to judgment to convict the “House of Horrors” doctor.
Philadelphia prosecutors predicted two years ago that the indictment of an abortion provider charged with killing babies would be exploited by both sides of the nation’s polarized abortion debate.