By Tony Hanson and Walt Hunter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, convicted yesterday of murdering babies born alive, today agreed to give up his right to all future appeals in his case.

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In exchange, Philadelphia prosecutors have agreed not to pursue the death penalty against the 72-year-old physician.

Gosnell was found guilty yesterday of first-degree murder for killing three babies born alive and viable during abortion procedures, and was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a woman who died at his clinic during a procedure (see related story).  He was also convicted of numerous other charges related to violations at his clinic.

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The deal comes amid a full day of negotiations between prosecutors and Gosnell’s defense attorneys.

Once the agreement was completed, Judge Jeffrey Minehart immediately imposed life in prison on Gosnell for two of the first-degree murder convictions.

The third first-degree murder case was held aside to give the family of the woman who died a chance to make a statement in court before Gosnell is sent to prison for the rest of his life.

Judge Minehart is expected to impose the third life sentence against Gosnell on Wednesday morning.

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