The wife of convicted abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell has received a seven to 23 months sentence.
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.
Pearl Gosnell was caught by surprise. She apparently didn’t know her husband was going to agree to life in prison to avoid the death penalty.
Pearl Gosnell, 50, the wife of lead defendant Dr. Kermit Gosnell, has pleaded guilty to taking part in an abortion on a fetus over 24 weeks old and being part of a “corrupt organization.”
West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell’s wife may not be with him at the defense table for his trial. Her lawyer and prosecutors are working out a possible guilty-plea agreement. Sources say under the deal, she would not testify.
The defense lawyer representing the wife of the West Philadelphia abortion doctor in a high-profile murder case says the Philadelphia district attorney’s office illegally searched her jail cell, without a warrant.
Bail for Pearl Gosnell has been reduced from $1 million to only her signature. She allegedly conspired and assisted her husband, Dr. Kermit Gosnell, in performing abortions of fetuses at 24 weeks or more past conception.
There was an emotional legal setback on Friday for the wife of the West Philadelphia abortion doctor charged with the murder of seven newborns and a woman patient.