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Kermit Gosnell Murder Trial Jury Now Considering Murder Charges
Life News ^ | Dave Andursko

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 Gosnell’s 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 O’Neill, 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 O’Neill, 56, were not in the courtroom.”

However the most important request of the day was clearly for records compiled the day Gosnell’s abortion clinic was raided, February 18, 2010. According to the Inquirer’s Joseph A. Slobodzian, they asked for the police property receipt for all medicines and drugs removed from the Women’s Medical Society. Why is that significant?

It is of critical importance in the context of another request—“identifying 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, Gosnell’s flamboyant defense attorney, has stated flatly that no babies were born alive—that every movement, twitch, even scream witnesses testified to were simply “reflexes.” They weren’t 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 O’Neill 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 Gosnell’s 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 Gosnell’s 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 Gosnell’s 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 Gosnell’s 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 Pennsylvania’s 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.”

TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: abortion; gosnell; prolife

1 posted on 05/04/2013 12:14:05 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

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.

2 posted on 05/04/2013 12:18:13 AM PDT by Bullish (May the time soon come when Obamunism is only spoken of in hell.)
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To: Morgana

This is all so evil and horrible. It is beyond heart breaking.

3 posted on 05/04/2013 12:19:36 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Morgana

If Obama had a son who became a doctor...

4 posted on 05/04/2013 12:58:49 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Actually that’s “If Obama’s dad was a doctor” but I see your point.

5 posted on 05/04/2013 1:13:48 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

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.

6 posted on 05/04/2013 3:40:46 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Morgana

Will militant angry feminazis leave the jurors in peace? Never underestimate the wrath of the manhaters.

7 posted on 05/04/2013 5:13:04 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: montag813

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?”.

8 posted on 05/04/2013 5:49:52 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Bullish

remember they purposely kept pro-lifers off the jury

9 posted on 05/04/2013 5:51:00 AM PDT by GeronL (
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To: Morgana; Old Sarge; NorthernCrunchyCon;; Finatic; fellowpatriot; MarineMom613; ...

Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

10 posted on 05/04/2013 6:00:15 AM PDT by narses
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To: Morgana
The Fox News Special last night was excellently thorough in recapping the horror of Dr Gosnell and his operation.

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

11 posted on 05/04/2013 6:05:58 AM PDT by maica (Welcome to post-rational America.)
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To: GeronL

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.’

12 posted on 05/04/2013 6:08:32 AM PDT by maica (Welcome to post-rational America.)
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To: Morgana

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.

13 posted on 05/04/2013 6:52:31 AM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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