Skip to comments.Kermit Gosnell Murder Trial Jury Now Considering Murder Charges
Posted on 05/04/2013 12:14:05 AM PDT by Morgana
The Common Pleas Court jury of seven women and five men have finished their deliberations for the week in the murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell.
They will return on Monday, but not before having apparently moved on from considering charges against Gosnells co-defendant (according to multiple news sources including the Philadelphia Inquirer and CNN) and on to the 72-year-old abortionist charged with five counts of murder.
Eileen ONeill, 56, is charged with six counts of theft by deception (she is accused of posing as a licensed doctor) that form the basis of racketeering and conspiracy counts for her alleged role in a corrupt organization. The jury, CNN reported
asked to be given the written definition of RICO charges, and a property receipt for the medications removed from the clinic and put into evidence. RICO charges extend from the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
After consulting with attorneys, Judge Jeffrey Minehart answered the jury in the deliberation room. Gosnell and his co-defendant, Eileen ONeill, 56, were not in the courtroom.
However the most important request of the day was clearly for records compiled the day Gosnells abortion clinic was raided, February 18, 2010. According to the Inquirers Joseph A. Slobodzian, they asked for the police property receipt for all medicines and drugs removed from the Womens Medical Society. Why is that significant?
It is of critical importance in the context of another requestidentifying details to help them differentiate the four babies known thus far as babies A, C, D and E allegedly killed by Gosnell or his staff after they were born live during illegal late-term abortions.
Jack McMahon, Gosnells flamboyant defense attorney, has stated flatly that no babies were born alivethat every movement, twitch, even scream witnesses testified to were simply reflexes. They werent born alive, McMahon argued, because Gosnell administered the drug Digoxin that would have killed the babies in utero.
But (a) police found no evidence of Digoxin when they searched the abortion clinic, and (b) according to prosecutors, Gosnell had stopped using the drug to save money, Slobodzian explained. Instead, prosecutors allege, Gosnell gave patients heavy doses of the labor-inducing drug Cytotec so they would spontaneously abort. If the fetus was alive, Gosnell allegedly would then cut the spine to kill it.
CNN summarized the bundle of charges lodged against Gosnell who, prosecutors say, made millions off of illegal late-term abortions:
The [four] babies Gosnell is accused of killing include one that a former employee testified whined after it was expelled from its mother; one that a former employee testified was a large baby boy that breathed before having its neck snipped and was placed into a plastic box the size of a shoebox; one whose neck was snipped after an employee played with the baby; and one that was delivered into a toilet and appeared to be swimming before being scooped up and having its neck snipped.
In addition, Gosnell also is charged with conspiracy, abortion at 24 or more weeks of pregnancy, theft, corruption of minors, solicitation and other related offenses. He and ONeill have pleaded not guilty.
Gosnell also stands accused of one count of third degree murder in the 2009 death of Karnamaya Mongar, who was 41. Prosecutors say Gosnells untrained, unlicensed assistants administered an overdose of Demerol, a powerful painkiller.
Last week, without explanation, Judge Minehart threw out three of the seven first-degree murder counts, one count of infanticide, and all five abuse-of-corpse charges which were about the fetal body parts authorities found when they raided Gosnells abortion clinic, ironically not because of abortion but because they believed he was running an illegal pill mill.
In his testimony, Philadelphia Chief Medical Examiner Sam Gulino told the jury about an unprecedented task. According to the Slobodzian, that task was Examining bag after bag of frozen fetuses removed from Kermit Gosnells West Philadelphia abortion clinic. Without guidance what to do, Gulino said
he finally began opening the red and blue plastic bags that were crammed into Gosnells freezer and found the remains of 47 aborted fetuses ranging in age from 12 weeks the end of the first trimester to late second trimester and beyond the 24-week ceiling under Pennsylvanias abortion law.
Some were stored in makeshift containers such as a cut-down plastic distilled water jug or juice container. Other remains, body parts, were stored in cat and dog food containers.
Yeah and all the defense needs is one radical, abortion loving, nutcase democrat to get a hung jury and there’s millions of them out there these days.
Praying for justice.
This is all so evil and horrible. It is beyond heart breaking.
If Obama had a son who became a doctor...
Actually that’s “If Obama’s dad was a doctor” but I see your point.
when the verdict comes in, a member of the public should be on hand to deliver the sentence to him right in the courtroom...with a sharp pair of scissors.
Will militant angry feminazis leave the jurors in peace? Never underestimate the wrath of the manhaters.
Actually, I would welcome that. The national press coverage would be non-stop because of the protests, which would then lead to the back story having to be told to the low-information masses because they would be asking “Who is this Kermit Gosnell?”.
remember they purposely kept pro-lifers off the jury
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A final word from Brett Baier: The seats in the courtroom reserved for media were empty until the day that Gosnell's attorney presented his defense/final statement. That day they were full.
Hoping for a 'rational' answer to the evidence presented during the trial, I guess!
A DVD is available from Fox. The url shown last night on the show [www.foxnews/specials] goes directly to the order page on Amazon: Fox News Reporting: See No Evil - The Kermit Gosnell Case
remember they purposely kept pro-lifers off the jury
Let us hope that the jurors are human enough to recognize that Gosnell and his associates did not even treat his adult patients or the “products of their pregnancies” with ‘humanity.’
This trial is a stupid farce even if they let pro-lifers be on the jury.
At issue is that a murderer used weapon X when he was supposed to use weapon Y. Big deal. No matter what the outcome, it will make abortion an issue of killing technology.