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Kermit Gosnell Trial Update: Judge reportedly orders jury to resume deliberations after deadlock

Dr. Kermit Gosnell
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(CBS) -- The judge presiding over the murder trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell has ordered the jury to resume deliberations Monday after they announced a deadlock on two charges, CBS affiliate KYW reports.

Gosnell is charged with killing four babies allegedly born alive at his clinic, and with the death of a woman who came to him for an abortion. In addition to the five murder charges, Gosnell also faces more than 200 charges of violating abortion law.

Gosnell has pleaded not guilty. His lawyer argues that that the babies were not born alive and that the patient died from an adverse reaction to medication, not an overdose, as the prosecution contends.

After deliberating for one hour and 47 minutes on the 10th day of deliberations, the jury sent a note to the judge at 10:07 a.m. Monday stating that they were hung on two counts, KYW reports.

The judge ordered the jury to resume deliberations at 11:15 a.m. Monday, reports the station. The judge also reportedly told attorneys to stay nearby.

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