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Kermit Gosnell Update: Jury enters 9th day, continues to weigh approx. 260 counts

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
(AP) PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia jury is back at work deliberating murder and abortion law charges involving a veteran doctor.

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

The 72-year-old Gosnell is charged with killing babies after they were born alive during unorthodox, late-term abortions. He is also charged in the overdose death of a patient. 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 Philadelphia clinic. Several employees have pleaded guilty to murder charges.

The jury has been weighing the approximately 260 counts for nine days.

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