The West Philadelphia doctor was tried both for 4 baby deaths and the overdose death of patient Karnamaya Mongar, who died at the Women’s Medical Society under his care. He was found guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of three of four babies.
A jury has found Dr. Kermit Gosnell guilty in the murder of three of four babies that died after being born at his West Philadelphia “house of horrors” abortion clinic.
The death penalty is now an option in the sentencing phase for the three first-degree murder convictions.
In addition to being charged with the killings of the four infants, Gosnell, 72, was tried for his role in the 2009 overdose death of patient Karnamaya Mongar, who died while undergoing an abortion at the Women’s Medical Society while under Gosnell’s care.
The gruesome details of Gosnell’s trail galvanized pro-life groups, and stunned many pro-choice advocates.
Gosnell’s lawyers had argued that none of the babies involved in the case were born alive, but testimony from former employees contradicted that claim.
Eight people who worked at Gosnell’s clinic, which catered to a largely poor and immigrant clientele, pleaded guilty to a variety of charges and testified against the doctor. Four other employees, who said they had “snipped” the spines of babies born at the clinic, have also pleaded guilty to murder. source – NY Daily News