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Kermit Gosnell Murder Trial: Deliberations go on in Pa. abortion doctor's case, no verdict

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

(CBS/AP) PHILADELPHIA - A jury has finished its second full day of deliberations in the murder trial of a Philadelphia abortion doctor without reaching a verdict.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell is charged in the deaths of four babies allegedly born alive at his clinic, and the 2009 overdose death of a patient.

Questions from the panel this week suggest jurors remain focused on lesser charges against Gosnell's co-defendant and former employee, unlicensed doctor Eileen O'Neill.

The 56-year-old Phoenixville woman is charged with racketeering for working at Gosnell's clinic, and theft by deception for allegedly billing as a doctor.

Eight other former clinic employees have pleaded guilty.

Jurors started deliberating Tuesday afternoon and asked again Thursday to rehear evidence about O'Neill. The panel returns Friday.

Complete coverage of the Kermit Gosnell murder trial on Crimesider

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