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Verdict Reached in Gosnell Abortion Murder Trial
NBC10 PA ^ | May 13, 2013 | By Vince Lattanzio

Posted on 05/13/2013 11:20:03 AM PDT by Sopater

After 10 days of deliberations and an announcement by the jury that they were deadlocked on two charges, a verdict has now been reached


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: abortion; breaking; gosnell; infanticide
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1 posted on 05/13/2013 11:20:03 AM PDT by Sopater
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To: Sopater

Snipe his spinal cord.


2 posted on 05/13/2013 11:20:53 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Sopater

From link:

A verdict has been reached in the capital murder trial against former Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell.

The jury of seven women and five men weighed more than 250 charges against the Gosnell with the most serious being four counts of first-degree murder.

Earlier in the day, the jury told the court they were deadlocked on two counts. It is currently unclear on which charges the jury was deadlocked. The group told the court it had reached a consensus on all other counts.

Around 10:00 a.m. Monday, the jury passed a note to Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart explaining their situation. The admission came on the 10th day of deliberations.

By law, according to attorneys for both sides, Judge Minehart is required to re-instruct the jury to deliberate on the two charges a second time and attempt to reach a verdict.

The alleged crimes came to light on February 10, 2010 after investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Agency raided the inner-city clinic at 3801 Lancaster Avenue following a tip that a prescription pill mill was operating inside.

Agents were met, not with an illegal narcotics drug operation, but rather, unsanitary conditions. Investigators testified they found blood-stained rooms, filthy and old equipment and untrained staff. Aborted fetuses were stored in a basement freezer in plastic food containers and bags next to employee lunches. Severed feet from aborted babies were found preserved in jars around the clinic.

The conditions found inside the clinic led Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams to call the clinic a “house of horrors” in a 2011 grand jury report.

If convicted of first-degree murder, Gosnell faces the death penalty.


3 posted on 05/13/2013 11:21:14 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Sopater

Should be guilty, but, after OJ, nothing that a jury does surprises me anymore.


4 posted on 05/13/2013 11:21:28 AM PDT by ssaftler (It's Obama's fault)
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To: Sopater

Here we go.....

St Michael the Archangel, defend us in this day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, cast into hell satan & all other evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.


5 posted on 05/13/2013 11:22:04 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Why am I both pro-life & pro-gun? Because both positions defend the innocent and protect the weak.)
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To: Sopater

“If NOT convicted of first-degree murder, Gosnell will receive the Planned Parenthood Provider of the Decade Award.”


6 posted on 05/13/2013 11:23:03 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mandatory BB Guns for 10 Year Old Boys would solve most of America's problems.)
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To: bmwcyle

No, they should just jam some scissors in his brain and swish them around in there until he’s vegetable.


7 posted on 05/13/2013 11:23:44 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Sopater

8 posted on 05/13/2013 11:27:11 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Sopater

I am concerned when there are that many counts...


9 posted on 05/13/2013 11:28:02 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: bmwcyle

Yes with a 50 Cal.


10 posted on 05/13/2013 11:28:50 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Kind of like Susan Rice getting a “Great American” award on May 7th, one day before the last Benghazi hearing?


11 posted on 05/13/2013 11:29:20 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: PghBaldy
I am concerned when there are that many counts...

227 of them are for failing to follow the 24-hour waiting period law prior to performing abortions. I'd think those were swept along fairly quickly.

12 posted on 05/13/2013 11:32:09 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: PghBaldy
I am concerned when there are that many counts...

Me, too. It muddies the water.
13 posted on 05/13/2013 11:32:26 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Sopater

When are they going to read the verdict?


14 posted on 05/13/2013 11:32:47 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Sopater
I've got money that says he walks.

I hope I'm wrong. But justice isn't served much these days.

15 posted on 05/13/2013 11:34:49 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

amen


16 posted on 05/13/2013 11:37:02 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: bmwcyle

too fast

may he spend eternity swimming around a blood and feces filled toilet bowl, trying to survive


17 posted on 05/13/2013 11:38:03 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: jboot
I've got money that says he walks.

Obviously, I hope you're wrong, but the real concern is that if this guy - the poster child for child sacrifice - can't be convicted of anything heinous, then who else could ever be put on trial for anything abortion-related?

18 posted on 05/13/2013 11:38:23 AM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: Sopater

News reports are embargoed until after all of the verdicts have been announced. Reporters were told they may not leave the courtroom until completion. This could take awhile.


19 posted on 05/13/2013 11:38:42 AM PDT by NautiNurse (BOHICA)
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To: alancarp

Exactly. Gosnell is the worst-case scenario. If he walks it will be a signal that PBA is A-OK and all laws against it are toothless.


20 posted on 05/13/2013 11:40:39 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Yes with a 50 Cal.

No, way too quick. Snipped to death with scissors.

21 posted on 05/13/2013 11:40:59 AM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Rusty0604
When are they going to read the verdict?

I'm wondering the same thing. I can't seem to find the answer to that question.
22 posted on 05/13/2013 11:40:59 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Sopater

Fox News is reporting now, too: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/05/13/jury-split-on-2-counts-in-trial-abortion-doctor-kermit-gosnell/


23 posted on 05/13/2013 11:42:20 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1

Actually I think this might be the right time for a pack of pit bulls.


24 posted on 05/13/2013 11:43:16 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do uwhen I have a fire.)
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To: jboot
I've got money that says he walks.

If he does, I wonder if someone would administer a private form of justice.

25 posted on 05/13/2013 11:43:22 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Sopater

I turned on FOX and they said they are readng it now but the courtroom is locked down.


26 posted on 05/13/2013 11:45:34 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: ShadowAce

We can hope. Unfortunately, rough justice rarely happen here in the States anymore.


27 posted on 05/13/2013 11:45:35 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: Sopater
The jury of seven women and five men weighed more than 250 charges against the Gosnell with the most serious being four counts of first-degree murder.

And if some procedural error real or imaginary is found, appealed and the appellate court finds in the doctor's favor, do all 250 counts vanish?

28 posted on 05/13/2013 11:47:59 AM PDT by fso301
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To: jboot

If Gosnell is found innocent, then post-birth infanticide is legitimate.

Does the kid get hours, days, weeks or years before it’s too late to kill her?


29 posted on 05/13/2013 11:49:22 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mandatory BB Guns for 10 Year Old Boys would solve most of America's problems.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Precedent again.


30 posted on 05/13/2013 11:50:06 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Rusty0604
I turned on FOX and they said they are readng it now but the courtroom is locked down.

You know; I cannot understand why "locked down" courtrooms are allowed for criminal charges:

Amendment VI
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
The verdict is part of the trial and should therefore be public... though I suppose that if it's at the state-level there is argument that the 6th Amendment is not binding on those courts.
31 posted on 05/13/2013 11:50:50 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
“If NOT convicted of first-degree murder, Gosnell will receive the Planned Parenthood Provider of the Decade Award.”

Even if he is convicted what makes you think he won't recieve that award.

32 posted on 05/13/2013 11:53:13 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Uncle Miltie
If Gosnell is found innocent, then post-birth infanticide is legitimate.

Bingo. Just another form of "birth control." The movement for post-partum abortion already has legs in Europe. You can bet that the progs here are wistful for it.

33 posted on 05/13/2013 11:53:27 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: Sopater; All
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Google maps identifies this place as 3801 Lancaster, in Philadelphia. This is where the murders of precious innocent children took place.

34 posted on 05/13/2013 11:53:39 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: verga

Okay. In absentia.


35 posted on 05/13/2013 11:54:47 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mandatory BB Guns for 10 Year Old Boys would solve most of America's problems.)
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To: jboot

Hate to say it, but it entirely depends on the racial, not gender, makeup of the jury.


36 posted on 05/13/2013 11:55:22 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: jboot

I hope you all will consider giving to
http://www.liveaction.org

You can get a tax deduction for donating to them...their mission is to educate college campuses regarding the PRO-LIFE position.


37 posted on 05/13/2013 11:57:09 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
This is (just one place) where the murders of precious innocent children took place.


38 posted on 05/13/2013 11:57:30 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: MrB

Agreed.


39 posted on 05/13/2013 11:57:38 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: OneWingedShark
I cannot understand why "locked down" courtrooms are allowed for criminal charges

In this case, the lockdown is to minimize disruption and maintain decorum in the courtroom by preventing reporters from jumping up and down, running in and out and clacking on their Crackberries while the lengthy list of verdicts are announced.

A direct courtroom video feed would have been nice. However, cameras in the courtroom have a nasty habit of turning members of the bar into Judge Ito and Johnny Cochran wannabes.

40 posted on 05/13/2013 11:59:03 AM PDT by NautiNurse (BOHICA)
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To: MrB
Hate to say it, but it entirely depends on the racial, not gender, makeup of the jury.

Yep. Learned that in the O.J. trial. Way too many out there who -- no matter the circumstances -- will NOT ever send a brutha up.

41 posted on 05/13/2013 11:59:17 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Google maps identifies this place as 3801 Lancaster, in Philadelphia. This is where the murders of precious innocent children took place.

It should be burned to the ground.

42 posted on 05/13/2013 12:00:48 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
LiveAction is a great group.

Once my wallet recovers from giving the NRA another boost I'm going to be looking their way.

43 posted on 05/13/2013 12:05:24 PM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: Sopater

I suppose ABC/NBC/CBS/PBS/CNN/MSNBC have all broken into their normal programming with Breaking News 24-hr breaking news coverage and have reporters on the ground awaiting the announcement of the verdict... LOL.


44 posted on 05/13/2013 12:06:51 PM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: OneWingedShark

I was thinking maybe also because there’s so many counts against him? Or maybe they’re protecting themselves from the so called “pro life terrorists” the gov’t warns about?


45 posted on 05/13/2013 12:10:15 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: bmwcyle

That’ll work!


46 posted on 05/13/2013 12:12:09 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Sopater

I fear another OJ jury.


47 posted on 05/13/2013 12:12:24 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: clintonh8r

Guilty first degree murder in 3 or 4 counts.


48 posted on 05/13/2013 12:15:32 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Sopater

This ought to be in BREAKING news. I disagree strongly with the removal thereof.


49 posted on 05/13/2013 12:17:49 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sopater

GUILTY!!!


50 posted on 05/13/2013 12:18:28 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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