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Kermit Gosnell Murder Trial: No verdict after first full day of deliberations in abortion doctor case

FILE - In this undated photo released by the Philadelphia District Attorney's office, Dr. Kermit Gosnell is shown. Gosnell is going on trial on eight counts of murder. Jury selection is set to start Monday, March 4, 2013 in the death penalty case of Gosnell, who is charged with eight counts of murder. Opening statements are scheduled for March 14. Philadelphia prosecutors have charged Gosnell with killing a pregnant refugee and seven viable newborns. The 72-year-old Gosnell has pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department via Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, File) Anonymous

Dr. Kermit Gosnell
AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department via Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, File

(CBS/AP) PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia jury has deliberated for its first full day without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion provider.

The jury is set to return Thursday to keep weighing murder charges against the 72-year-old Gosnell, who is accused of killing five people - a patient and four viable babies allegedly born alive.

He also is accused of performing abortions after Pennsylvania's 24-week limit and running a corrupt organization.

The jury began deliberating Tuesday afternoon, after hearing six weeks of evidence, and spent all day Wednesday in deliberations.

The jury so far has only asked questions about theft charges related to Gosnell's co-defendant.

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