Two former employees of a Philadelphia abortion doctor serving life in prison for killing babies who were born alive have been sentenced for their roles in the case.
The judge sentenced co-defendant Elizabeth Hampton on Tuesday to a year of probation for lying to a grand jury about the patient’s overdose death.
In a somewhat unusual move, Philadelphia prosecutors are expected to seek mercy this week for three women being sentenced for murder for their work at an abortion clinic whose operator was found guilty of killing babies born alive.
Jurors want to revisit the testimony of Lynda Williams, one of four former clinic workers who pleaded guilty to third-degree murder charges.
Lynda Williams, who has pleaded guilty to murder and other charges and is cooperating with prosecutors, told the jury that despite her lack of an license or certification, she routinely did ultrasounds, placed IVs, and administered medicines, with little or no supervision.