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Kermit Gosnell Trial: Jury rehears instructions in Philadelphia abortion doctor murder 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 - Jurors weighing murder charges against a Philadelphia abortion provider are being re-instructed on the legal distinctions between murder, manslaughter and infanticide.

The jury was in its fourth full day of deliberations Monday in Dr. Kermit Gosnell's capital murder case. Jurors appeared friendly toward each other, but focused.

Gosnell is accused of killing four babies allegedly born alive at his clinic. He is also charged in a patient's 2009 overdose death.

The jury must also weigh hundreds of abortion-law violations. Gosnell allegedly performed third-trimester abortions and failed to counsel patients.

Co-defendant Eileen O'Neill, Gosnell's former employee, is charged with billing as a doctor when she did not have a license.

With about two dozen reporters in the courtroom, the judge has also reminded jurors to avoid media coverage of the case.

Complete coverage of the Kermit Gosnell murder trial on Crimesider

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