Skip to comments.Kermit Gosnellís Attorney Upset Murder Trial Taking so Long
Posted on 05/07/2013 12:21:51 PM PDT by Morgana
The defense attorney for abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell is upset the murder trial is taking so long. Today, he complained to reporters about it, attempting to make a witty comment about the time the jury is taking to reach a verdict.
After Jack McMahon made a comment about the length of the jury deliberations and trial, a reporter shot back with an equally witty retort.
McMahon has been in a particularly hot mood this week during the trial and started it off with a blowup over the Fox News special that aired Friday and Sunday nights exposing the gruesome abortions and infanticides that took place at his abortion clinic.
McMahon claims the special was designed to sway members of the jury, even though jurors have been instructed to not watch or read any media coverage of Gosnell and the murder trial.
It was irresponsible to put on that show, Gosnells attorney, Jack McMahon said, according to tweets from J.D. Mullane of PhillyBurbs.com.
Sean G. OSullivan, of the News Journal in Delaware, tweeted, that McMahon said, They [Fox News] should be ashamed -but shame and Fox News are not mutually exclusive.
McMahons political bias has no place in the courtroom. News reporters have a responsibility to report the news, whether this judge likes it or not, said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. Besides, the jurors were repeatedly warned not to look at media reports and there is no reason to believe that they are not complying with that order. They seem to be taking their jobs as jurors seriously.
Reports from the court now indicate none of the jurors saw the Fox News special so it appears that the issue will have no impact on the case.
Jury trial + Philadelphia Public School System = a LOOOOOOONG wait for a verdict.
If any of the jurors had stood up at the beginning of deliberations and said “He’s a good man, and nothing you say will make me vote guilty”, the deliberations would have been short. The length indicates that there’s actually some sober, reasoned deliberation happening — which would not be good for Gosnell.
Now come on. I believe my grandmother on this one. “They are weaving the rope to hang him”. It just takes a while when one weaves by hand.
Me too, guilty. A slow prolonged death preferably.
There are a lot of charges, and discussing them one by one can take time. They have multiple murders and have to decide on the level of guilt for each one if they are being responsible.
There are a lot of charges. They have to decide each one separately...plus his assistant.
Okay. Were you just inside my head?
I’ve been inside a jury on a big, multi-charge case. Is that the same thing?
I meant look at your post, look at mine, and check the time between posts.
Good point. I’m just a little slow (reading something else before I caught up on the thread).
If the broken legal system, thanks 100% to lawyers, were to revert to a right to a fair trial rather than every sleazy lawyer looking for a right to be exonerated, trials would be much shorter and a Justice System would prevail over a legal system.
There is a world of difference in making sure your client is not being railroaded and attempting to Saul Alinsky the system.
I surprised any lawyer can take any type of oath as they have no allegiance to the truth and will distort as much as possible. No wonder most of our politicians were lawyers early in their deceitful careers.
A laugh a minute. Let's completely forget the subject matter of this effing trial. Those damned people need to be pounded into the earth.
An interpreter has to decypher every word with more than two syllables for the jurors.
Me, too. Sentence him to hades and get it over with.
One that I remember thinking would be a horrible death was the old buried up to the neck in sand with the head coated with honey attracting swarming ants to eat away at your head slowly.
Even that seems to nice for this monster.