crimesider

Kermit Gosnell Update: Jurors in Phila. abortion doctor's murder trial break for weekend

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 - A Philadelphia jury is breaking for the weekend amid deliberations in the capital murder case of abortion provider Dr. Kermit Gosnell.

The jury has deliberated for nine days.

Jurors return Monday to weigh charges that the 72-year-old Gosnell killed a patient and four babies purportedly born alive.

Gosnell ran a busy neighborhood medical clinic for 30 years, until an FBI raid shut it down in 2010.

Gosnell is also charged with performing illegal, third-term abortions and failing to counsel women.

The defense says Gosnell provided care to the needy and helped desperate women get abortions.

The jury heard nearly two months of graphic testimony about conditions at the West Philadelphia clinic. Several employees have pleaded guilty to murder charges.

The jury is weighing about 260 counts, including the five murder counts.

Complete coverage of the Kermit Gosnell murder trial on Crimesider

  • Crimesider Staff

Comments

Follow Us

Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.