Quantcast


Last updated: April 24. 2013 2:37AM - 915 Views
Associated Press



FILE - This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia District Attorney's office shows Dr. Kermit Gosnell. A Philadelphia judge on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 tossed three of eight murder charges in the high-profile trial of Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion provider accused of killing babies allegedly born alive at his clinic, dubbed by prosecutors "a house of horrors." Gosnell, 72, still faces the death penalty if convicted on four remaining counts of first-degree murder involving babies allegedly killed with scissors after being born alive. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department via Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, File)
FILE - This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia District Attorney's office shows Dr. Kermit Gosnell. A Philadelphia judge on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 tossed three of eight murder charges in the high-profile trial of Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion provider accused of killing babies allegedly born alive at his clinic, dubbed by prosecutors "a house of horrors." Gosnell, 72, still faces the death penalty if convicted on four remaining counts of first-degree murder involving babies allegedly killed with scissors after being born alive. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department via Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, File)
Story Tools:

Font Size:

Social Media:

(AP) The sole co-defendant in the murder trial of a Philadelphia abortion provider could take the stand, a day after a judge rocked the trial by dismissing some of the murder charges.


Dr. Kermit Gosnell still faces the death penalty if convicted of killing four babies allegedly born alive at his clinic, dubbed "the house of horrors" by prosecutors.


The defense denies there were any live births at the clinic. Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Minehart has agreed the prosecution did not present enough evidence involving three other babies to send those murder charges to the jury.


The jury is now hearing from the defense, and could hear from co-defendant Eileen O'Neill Wednesday if she decides to testify. O'Neill, an unlicensed medical school graduate, is charged with theft for allegedly billing as a doctor.


Associated Press
Comments
comments powered by Disqus



Featured Businesses


Poll



Info Minute



Gas Prices

Wilkes-Barre Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com