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Kermit Gosnell Murder Trial: Day one deliberations end in Pa. abortion doctor case

Dr. Kermit Gosnell during an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News at his attorney's office in Philadelphia, March 8, 2010. AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Yong Kim

Dr. Kermit Gosnell during an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News at his attorney's office in Philadelphia, March 8, 2010.
AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Yong Kim
(AP) PHILADELPHIA - A jury has gone home after deliberating for two hours in the capital murder trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, who is accused of killing a patient and four babies.

Prosecutors say the 72-year-old Gosnell routinely killed babies born alive during illegal, late-term abortions.

Gosnell faces the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder in the infant deaths. He is also charged with third-degree murder in the patient's overdose 2009 death.

Gosnell's lawyer says there were no live births at the clinic. Gosnell has been in prison since a 2011 indictment.

The jury's first question during deliberations involved a theft charge against co-defendant Eileen O'Neill, a former clinic employee. She is accused of billing as a doctor when she was not licensed.

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