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Kermit Gosnell Trial: No verdict in abortion doctor murder case, jury recesses for the weekend

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

Kermit Gosnell in an undated photo
AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Dept., Phila. DA's Office

(AP) PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia abortion provider will spend another weekend in custody after a jury failed to reach a verdict in his murder case over nearly four days of deliberations.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell is accused of killing four babies allegedly born alive at his clinic. He's also charged in the 2009 overdose of a 41-year-old patient.

Jurors had deliberated since Tuesday afternoon before leaving Friday without a verdict. They are set to return Monday.

They must weigh hundreds of counts against the 72-year-old Gosnell, many of them allegations he performed illegal, third-trimester abortions.

Jurors asked questions Friday about the murder, racketeering and conspiracy charges.

Gosnell's lawyer insists there were no live births at the clinic.

His former employee and unlicensed doctor Eileen O'Neill of Phoenixville is also on trial, charged with fraudulently billing as a doctor. Eight other former employees have pleaded guilty in the case.

Complete coverage of the Kermit Gosnell murder trial on Crimesider


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