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  • Not Guilty -- Beyond Reasonable Doubt

    07/12/2013 7:30:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    hat the prosecution in the Zimmerman trial asked the judge to allow a verdict of "third-degree murder" -- i.e., child abuse, since Trayvon Martin was 17 -- testifies to the prosecution's failure and panic. For George Zimmerman's defense has proven, beyond a reasonable doubt, that he shot Trayvon Martin not out of malice, rage or hate -- but in a desperate act of self-defense. Zimmerman was being beaten "ground-and-pound," mixed martial arts style. His head was being banged on the cement. Screaming again and again for help, he pulled out his gun and fired. Even the prosecution is now conceding...
  • Zimmerman Final Jury Instructions

    07/12/2013 5:32:39 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | July 12, 2013 | William A. Jacobson
    The Court has released the final Jury Instructions that will be read to the jury this afternoon. For background on the argument leading up to the instructions, see Zimmerman Trial: The Jury Instructions. If Zimmerman wins, these sections of the Instructions likely will be decisive (full Instructions embedded at bottom of post): JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE The killing of a human being is justifiable and lawful if necessarily done while resisting an attempt to murder or commit a felony upon George Zimmerman, or to commit a felony in any dwelling house in which George Zimmerman was at the time of the attempted...
  • Late Breaking Zimmerman Trial News

    07/11/2013 4:10:43 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 36 replies
    7/11/2013 | MosesKnows
    Late Breaking Zimmerman Trial News Many of you may not know of the recent turn of events that occurred after the trial today. It is not widely reported at this point but the prosecution may have hit upon a face saving charge they believe they can prove. It’s beginning to look like the jaywalking charges may stick. The allegation is that when Zimmerman left his car he failed to cross the street at the prescribed pedestrian crossing placed there for his safety. There is a rumor, not widely distributed I should add, that the prosecution has an eyewitness that is...
  • Judge Nelson throws OUT 'child abuse' felony murder charge

    07/11/2013 10:08:00 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 172 replies
    June 11, 2013 | CivilWarBrewing
    Judge Nelson has ruled AGAINST the prosecution for their attempt at a jury instruction for felony manslaughter based on 'child abuse'.
  • Zimmerman Defense Rests, Closing Statements Start Tomorrow

    07/10/2013 6:10:36 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 1 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 7-10-2013 | Andrew Branca
    The defense team continued on what is expected to be the last day of their presentation of their case. The day began and ended with a bang. This morning Judge Nelson denied the defense’s request to introduce their animated movie as evidence, although they will be permitted to use it for demonstrative purposes during closing. Professor Jacobson covered this breaking news this morning here: [link] Then at the end of Court today the defense rested their case, and it was agreed that the State would present its closing argument tomorrow at 1PM, the defense would present their closing argument on...
  • George Zimmerman's Snippy Judge - Debra Nelson - Snapped Again

    07/10/2013 5:23:54 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 21 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 07/10/2013 | JoeClarke.Net
    Has the Zimmerman trial judge felt the pressure from her community, her state, as well as the United States government, including Eric Holder? How could she not? The lady prosecutor, Angela Corey, as reported, waited a long, long time, and even bypassed the Grand Jury before she decided to haul George Zimmerman in for the "unjustified" murder of Trayvon Martin. I have noticed in this trial that Judge Nelson  has shown an obvious animosity toward George Zimmerman's defense lawyers. Her excuse, mostly, for her quick temper, is that she does not want to inconvenience jurors. "Hey lady," Jerry Lewis...
  • Why George Zimmerman Should Be Acquitted

    07/10/2013 1:57:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2013 | Jacob Sullum
    On a rainy night in February 2012 at a gated townhouse complex in Sanford, Fla., George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin stared at each other, and both perceived a threat. What followed is the focus of a murder trial that hinges on specific facts rather than the overarching, frequently misleading narratives that people tend to impose on this case. According to one such narrative, the case is about race, which was the reason Zimmerman, a 29-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer, thought Martin, a black teenager, looked "real suspicious" and the reason Zimmerman was not initially arrested for shooting Martin. According to another,...
  • Zimmerman trial: It's about race

    07/10/2013 12:42:05 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | July 10, 2013 | Roxanne Jones
    (CNN) -- We have all been duped in the Trayvon Martin case. Bamboozled. This case was never "open and shut" as Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump insisted in a news conference at the start of the trial. I doubted it was that easy from Day One. Said Crump then: "The jury will have to hear all of the evidence. We think this is a simple case. No. 1: Zimmerman was a grown man with a gun. No. 2: Trayvon was a child with no blood on his hands. Literally." When I heard Crump's words, I was immediately suspicious. Could it...
  • Sanford Police Prepare for Zimmerman Riots

    07/10/2013 11:02:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, the Broward County Sheriff's Office in Florida released a public service announcement attempting to convince young people not to riot in case George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, was acquitted of second-degree murder. That likelihood remains high, thanks to the fact that the prosecution itself was weak and pushed forward by a breathless media desperate for a racial hot point to drive ratings. The sheriff's office announced that it was "working closely with the Sanford Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies" on a "response plan in anticipation of the verdict." Sheriff Scott...
  • Zimmerman's Pointless Trial

    07/10/2013 7:35:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/10/2013 | By Jonathon Moseley
    George Zimmerman will be found not guilty if his attorney connects the dots in his closing argument and the jury is fair. Then the professional race-baiters can go to work spreading disharmony. The trial concerns whether Hispanic (Peruvian) Zimmerman was acting in self-defense when he shot Martin, whom we are constantly reminded happens to be Black. Eight simple facts make it very easy to understand the now-famous murder trial of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin unfolding in Sanford, Florida. Finding the truth doesn't require all the subjective testimony and opinion dominating the trial: (1) It had...
  • George Zimmerman: A Pointless Trial [the Peruvian Hispanic "Not Guilty"]

    07/10/2013 12:44:28 AM PDT · by Moseley · 55 replies
    The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | July 10, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    George Zimmerman will be found not guilty if his attorney connects the dots in his closing argument and the jury is fair. Then the professional race-baiters can go to work spreading disharmony. The trial concerns whether Hispanic (Peruvian) Zimmerman was acting in self-defense when he shot Martin, whom we are constantly reminded happens to be Black. Eight simple facts make it very easy to understand the now-famous murder trial of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin unfolding in Sanford, Florida. Finding the truth doesn't require all the subjective testimony and opinion dominating the trial: (1) It had...
  • If Zimmerman case Judge allows George's school history, then so too Trayvon's? [Vanity]

    07/02/2013 5:03:42 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 38 replies
    July 02, 2013 | Obama_Is-Sabotaging_America
    Can any legal minded FReepers answer this question? I'm thinking that if the Judge allows the Prosecution to present evidence regarding Zimmerman's school history such as classes taken, etc., then wouldn't she then be compelled to allow the Defense to present Trayvon's school history, to include suspensions, etc? If the Prosecution seeks to paint Zimmerman as 'wanna be cop' then so too shouldn't the Defense be allowed to present Trayvon as a hostile street thug?
  • WSJ’s James Taranto On Media’s Emotional Investment In Racial ‘Show Trial’ Of Zimmerman

    07/02/2013 2:32:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 2, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    On Monday, Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto expanded on themes he recently wrote about relating to Florida’s thin case against George Zimmerman, the man accused of murdering Trayvon Martin in 2012. Taranto told WSJ’s Mary Kessel that the prosecution of Zimmerman, in the words of one Slate columnist, was supposed to serve as a “referendum” on racial privilege in America. “There’s a word for a trial that is held as a referendum – it’s a show trial,” Taranto said. “We don’t do show trials in this country.” “Why has the press been so convinced from the very beginning that...
  • Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest The Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman Trial I

    06/28/2013 6:09:28 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 37 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 06/28/2013 | JoeClarke.Net
    <p>President Barack Obama, more than anyone, ginned up the Trayvon Martin frenzy when he announced. "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon" in March of 2012. And I believe it . . .</p> <p>It would be too easy to fault the prosecution's "star witness" for her incoherent, stumbling, disrespectful, and contradictory testimony recalling  her final cell phone conversation with Trayvon Martin on the night of his shooting.</p>
  • Witness describes Zimmerman's injuries, phone call to wife

    06/28/2013 9:39:06 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 76 replies
    Fox News, AP ^ | June 28, 2013
    A resident of the Florida community where George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin last year after a confrontation took the stand Friday and described going out to investigate a noise and seeing one person straddling another and throwing punches down at the person on the ground. John Good said he was watching TV with his wife when they heard a noise and he went out to investigate, despite his wife warning him not to. At first, he thought a dog might be attacking someone, but as he moved closer, he said he observed what looked like "a tussle" between two people....
  • "Retarded" Racist Zimmerman Trial Witness!!

    06/27/2013 7:05:05 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 85 replies
    youtube.com/stevencrowder ^ | 06/26/13 | Steven Crowder
    What say you, creepy-ass crackas? Will the media give this broad a pass? Is it racism?
  • Star witness at Zimmerman trial to defense lawyer: ‘That’s real retarded, sir’ [video]

    06/27/2013 11:24:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 113 replies
    twitchy ^ | 6/27/13 | staff
    LilMissAmerican @LilMissRightie "That's real retarded, sir. That's real retarted sir". No. She. Didn't. Did I actually hear that? She's a soft-talker - maybe I heard wrong.
  • THE GEORGE ZIMMERMAN TRIAL SO FAR: A FIASCO FOR THE PROSECUTION?

    06/26/2013 5:53:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Powerline ^ | 06/26/2013 | BY JOHN HINDERAKER
    If you are interested in the George Zimmerman trial, in which testimony is now under way, the place to go is Legal Insurrection, where Andrew Branca, a Massachusetts lawyer who authored The Law of Self Defense, is posting a thorough, witness-by-witness commentary on the evidence, with videos of the actual courtroom scene. Branca thinks today’s testimony was “an utter debacle for the prosecution.” In Branca’s view, the witnesses called by the state did far more to bolster Zimmerman’s defense than to advance the prosecution. The portrait they painted of Zimmerman was positive, and in a dramatic moment that Branca describes...
  • Day 13 (Week #3) Zimmerman Trial – Witness Discussion Thread…

    06/26/2013 5:34:24 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 1,032 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 26, 2013 | Sundance
    Today, June 26th, is DAY #13 (of 3rd week) State of Florida V. George Zimmerman case. An explosive second day of deconstructed witness testimony took place yesterday. Which leads to the “big question”: Will witness #8, Rachel Jeantel, be called to the stand today? [Yesterday could] … only be characterized as an utter debacle for the prosecution in Florida v. Zimmerman. Besides the testimony of a couple of highly professional law enforcement witnesses, the testimony of the the other State witnesses ranged from signing George Zimmerman’s praises, to acknowledging the utility of following a suspicious person from a distance, to...
  • George Zimmerman Trial: Trayvon Martin "viciously attacked" former neighborhood watch volunteer

    06/25/2013 2:26:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/25/2013 | Erin Donaghue
    <p>In opening statements Monday, defense attorneys portrayed murder suspect George Zimmerman as a citizen looking out for his neighborhood when he was confronted and attacked by Trayvon Martin, a stark contrast to prosecutors' picture of a vigilante who profiled the Forida teen.</p>
  • Day 12 (Week #3) Zimmerman Trial – Witness Discussion Thread

    06/25/2013 4:30:40 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 324 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 25, 2013 | Sundance
    Today, June 25th, is DAY #12 (of 3rd week) State of Florida V. George Zimmerman case. An explosive first day of opening statements and witnesses took place yesterday. [yesterday] saw the completion of opening statements and the launch of the State’s case, with four of the State’s witnesses being brought to the stand. In a nutshell, I thought the defense did a far superior job in cross-examination than the State did on direct, with it’s own witnesses, which does not bode well for the State’s prospects in this case. Here’s the play-by-play – CLICK HERE
  • The Backwards Trial: A George Zimmerman Prosecution Primer (for the uninitiated)

    06/24/2013 1:20:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/24/2013 | Mike McDaniel
    With an all-female jury seated (five white, one Hispanic) and opening arguments occurring today, understand that not only should the charge against George Zimmerman never have been filed, but that the case is remarkably backwards. The shooting of Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida, was an unremarkable event — similar self-defense related shootings occur regularly. In virtually all of those cases, the local police do their work, local prosecutors review it, charges are filed or declined, and only local communities are aware of or care about it. Whereas the Trayvon Martin case is an anomaly that...
  • Sanford Braces for Possible Zimmerman Riots

    06/24/2013 5:27:44 AM PDT · by Beagle8U · 127 replies
    CNN ^ | June 21, 2013 | David Mattingly
    What's the potential fallout from the George Zimmerman murder trial? With its all-female jury now in place, the trial that's become a hot button for racial tension in America is one step closer to a resolution.
  • BREAKING: Zimmerman Judge Rules Out Audio Experts

    06/22/2013 9:24:04 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 129 replies
    TTAG ^ | JUNE 22, 2013 | Robert Farago
    “In a major blow for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman case, a judge on Saturday barred the testimony of two audio experts who suggested that a taped 911 call indicated Trayvon Martin was crying out for help during the violent struggle that ended with a gunshot,”
  • Day 6: Week 2 of George Zimmerman trial Part 7

    06/17/2013 2:04:47 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    WFTV ^ | 6/17/2013 | WFTV
    It is week two of jury selection in the George Zimmerman trial.
  • Central Florida Spotlight - The George Zimmerman Trial

    06/09/2013 11:34:45 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 31 replies
    WFTV ^ | 6/9/2013 | WFTV
    Central Florida Spotlight - The George Zimmerman Trial
  • O.J. Simpson's ex-lawyer disputes testimony

    05/17/2013 1:52:57 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 17, 2013
    The lawyer who O.J. Simpson is claiming falsely represented him in a 2008 trial testified on Friday morning and contradicted much of what Simpson had already sworn. Simpson, who is currently serving a nine- to 33-year prison sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping charges, alleged that his lawyer, Yale Galanter, provided faulty counsel and is consequently seeking a new trial. Galanter disputed that notion in a Las Vegas courtroom Friday. According to Galanter, Simpson had divulged a plan, along with five other men, to retrieve various pieces of sports memorabilia from two industry dealers. Simpson believed some of the pieces...
  • Jury in Murder Trial of Abortionist Kermit Gosnell Reaches Verdict

    05/13/2013 11:33:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 220 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The jury in the murder trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell returned a verdict and it moments away from announcing it. Reports indicate the jury has reached a verdict on all 263 counts. Gosnell is charged with four counts of first-degree murder for killing babies following delivery in an abortion process that involved “snipping” their necks and spinal cords. He also faces a third-degree murder charge related to the death of a woman, Karnamaya Mongar, 41, of Virginia, from a botched legal abortion. Gosnell, who has been in jail since his January 2011 arrest. The abortionist faces 258 counts total...
  • Why is the Kermit Gosnell Murder Trial Jury Taking So Long?

    05/03/2013 12:43:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    To hear it from pro-life advocates watching the Kermit Gosnell murder trial, it should take the jury all of five minutes to return a guilty verdict on the first degree murder charges he faces for killing four babies. But the just has now spent four days deliberating and concluded today without a verdict in the case. It will resume on Monday. Why is the jury taking so long to adjudicate what seems like an open and shut case of infanticide? LifeNews talked to Samuel Casey, a pro-life attorney who is the General Counsel for the Law of Life Project of...
  • Kermit Gosnell Demands to be Called “Doctor,” Deputy Refuses

    05/02/2013 3:05:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Every so often in such a serious matter as the Kermit Gosnell murder trial, a little levity take places. As local Philadelphia-based reporter J.D. Mullane reports today, Gosnell demanded that uniformed officers address him as “Doctor.” The refused. There’s no background on whether the exchange took place — whether it was in the courtroom, in his jail cell or during one of the times he was taken to or from the courtroom during the trial. Either way, it’s confirmation that those responsible for Gosnell’s imprisonment pending the outcome of the trial understand that an abortion practitioner who killed babies doesn’t...
  • Gosnell's Defense: Hey, Abortion is "Bloody and Ugly," But It's Not Illegal

    04/29/2013 4:07:44 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 15 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Apr. 29, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Abortionist and accused serial killer Kermit Gosnell's attorney wrapped up his defense presentation in a Philadelphia courtroom earlier this afternoon. The Examiner's Tim Carney witnessed the closing argument: “Every one of those babies died in utero.” That is the pillar on which abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s defense rests. Defense attorney John J. McMahon’s closing argument Monday boiled down to this: Gosnell’s supposed crimes were really just late-term abortions. The question in Gosnell’s case, McMahon said, is not “whether he was an abortion doctor,” or “is abortion bloody and ugly?” The question is whether Gosnell killed babies after they were born or...
  • Gosnell Attorney Closes: No Evidence Babies Alive When Necks Snipped

    04/29/2013 12:17:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The defense attorney for abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell presented his closing arguments to the jury today and claimed there was no evidence the babies whose necks Gosnell “snipped” were alive at the time he snipped them. Jack McMahon attempted to make the case to the jury today that workers for Gosnell are exaggerating the importance of movements in babies Gosnell killed. He was already successful in getting three of the seven murder counts dropped related to the babies. Now he hoped they will find him not guilty on four murder charges. The grand jury report indicated one baby was “moving...
  • Meet Semika Shaw: The Other Woman Kermit Gosnell Killed in an Abortion

    04/26/2013 3:35:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | Dave Andursko
    A powerful confluence of stories, speeches, and videos today helped remind me why the murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell is so very, very important. A number of pro-life Members of the U.S. House of Representatives took to the floor today to lament the tragedies that took place at Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” and to criticize the media for the near-total absence of coverage of a case where both sides have now rested. The speeches, though brief, were powerful. There are a lot of people who watch the House on C-SPAN and my guess is that a lot of them...
  • CBS Devotes Just 13 Seconds to Gosnell Trial; ABC, NBC Ignore It

    04/25/2013 6:21:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | Matthew Balan
    For the first time in over a week, CBS covered the murder trial of abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell on Wednesday’s CBS This Morning. But instead of a full report, as on April 15, Norah O’Donnell read a news brief that lasted just 13 seconds on the trial judge dismissing three of the murder charges against the Philadelphia physician [audio available here; video below the jump]. ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today on Wednesday failed to cover this noteworthy development in the case. Neither broadcast network has aired one second of reporting on the Gosnell trial on their morning and...
  • 37 Pro-Life Leaders Unite, Urge Americans to Follow Gosnell Trial

    04/25/2013 4:16:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    More than three dozen leaders of national pro-life organizations from across the country have signed a letter calling on all Americans to take note of the ongoing murder trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Their unity letter, which LifeNews.com has signed, says the horrors described daily in the courtroom “represent the precise reality of the state of the abortion industry today in our country.” Gosnell faces four counts of first-degree murder of babies born alive, third-degree murder of a patient who died following a botched 2009 abortion, and multiple counts of performing late-term abortions past the legal limit in Pennsylvania....
  • Gosnell Judge Reinstates Charge for Baby Tossed in Shoe Box, Still Breathing

    04/24/2013 8:37:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 75 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The judge in the Kermit Gosnell murder trial admitted today he made an error when dropping one of the charges against the abortion practitioner. Common pleas court Judge Jeffrey Minehart admitted he “erred” when dropping the murder charge for Baby C, who was killed in an abortion-infanticide when he was a victim of an attempted abortion but was born alive and tossed in a shoe box, with Gosnell staffers confirming they saw him breathing for 20 minutes. Gosnell faces eight total murder counts — one for killing a woman in a botched abortion and seven for killing babies in abortion-infanticides...
  • Staffer Said Baby in Dropped Gosnell Charge Was “Beheaded”

    04/23/2013 4:36:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    During the murder trial today for abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, the judge dropped three of the murder charges related to the babies he killed. One of the three charges the judge dropped includes a 28-week unborn baby who was killed in an abortion-infanticide and eventually discovered in a freezer at Gosnell’s clinic. Another involved “Baby B,” about whom a Gosnell staffer testified was a newborn child who survived a failed abortion and was still breathing into a shoe box. The third murder charge thrown out was for “Baby G,” who was the subject of testimony of a former Gosnell staff...
  • Dropped Gosnell Charge Was of Newborn Tossed in Shoe Box, Still Breathing

    04/23/2013 1:58:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    As LifeNews reported today, the judge in the Kermit Gosnell murder trial dropped three murder charges related to babies he killed in his horrific abortion-infanticide process. One of the three charges the judge dropped includes a 28-week unborn baby who was killed in an abortion-infanticide and eventually discovered in a freezer at Gosnell’s clinic. LifeNews has identified that another charge involved “Baby B,” about whom a Gosnell staffer testified was a newborn child who survived a failed abortion and was still breathing into a shoe box. Kareema Cross told the jury she saw at least 10 children who were breathing...
  • Gosnell Attorney: Baby Moving 20 Minutes After Neck Snipped “Wasn’t Alive

    04/23/2013 1:03:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The defense attorney for abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell attempted to make the case to the jury today that workers for Gosnell are exaggerating the importance of movements in babies Gosnell killed. He was successful in getting three of the seven murder counts dropped related to the babies. The grand jury report indicated one baby was “moving and breathing for 20 minutes before an assistant came in and cut the spinal cord, just the way she had seen Gosnell do it so many times.” But defense attorney Jack McMahon said the babies Gosnell killed in an abortion processing involving their live...
  • Dropped Gosnell Charge Includes 28-Week Old “Baby Boy B” Found in Freezer

    04/23/2013 11:25:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The judge in the Kermit Gosnell murder trial dropped three charges against the abortion practitioner for killing babies in a gruesome abortion method that involved snipping their necks in infanticides. One of the three charges the judge dropped includes a 28-week unborn baby who was killed in an abortion-infanticide and eventually discovered in a freezer at Gosnell’s clinic. Last week, LifeNews featured a report on this aborted baby, who was the subject of testimony during the trial. Because the medical examiner could not confirm the baby was born alive and subsequently killed, the judge dropped the charge He is known...
  • Kermit Gosnell Judge Drops Three Abortion-Infanticide Charges

    04/23/2013 9:47:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The judge in the trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell has acquitted him of three of the eight murder charges the abortion business owner faces in his murder trial. Gosnell faces eight total murder counts — one or killing a woman in a botched abortion and seven for killing babies in abortion-infanticides that involved live-birth abortions and snipping their necks after birth. Gosnell’s defense attorney asked the judge to drop three of the charges for killing the babies and the judge agreed with the contention there was not enough evidence to convict Gosnell on those charges. He still faces the...
  • Trial begins for officials accused in Obama, Clinton ballot petition fraud

    04/23/2013 7:16:33 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 22, 2013 | Eric Shawn
    The trial is underway for a former Democratic official and a Board of Elections worker who are accused of being part of a plot that has raised questions over whether President Obama's campaign -- when he was a candidate in 2008 -- submitted enough legitimate signatures to have legally qualified for the presidential primary ballot. The two face charges of orchestrating an illegal scheme to fake the petitions that enabled then-candidates Obama, and Hillary Clinton, to qualify for the race in Indiana. Former longtime St. Joseph County Democratic Party Chairman Butch Morgan Jr. faces multiple felony conspiracy counts to commit...
  • Gosnell Defense Starts This Week After Jury Hears of Brutal Infanticides

    04/23/2013 5:38:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Life News ^ | Cheryl Sullenger
    The jaw-dropping testimony of the prosecution’s final witness in the frightful Kermit Gosnell murder trial overshadowed two other witnesses who testified against the man accused of running a “charnel house” where newborn babies struggling for life were summarily dispatched through virtual “beheadings.” Former Gosnell employee Kareema Cross testified calmly and sometimes defiantly under defense questioning, of filthy conditions, reused medical equipment that spread venereal diseases from one patient to another, rampant misuse of sedation by poorly educated and unqualified employees, and the cold-hearted severing of spinal cords of babies born alive after late-term abortions that were done well past the...
  • New Report: Networks Still Censoring Gosnell Murder Trial

    04/23/2013 5:35:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A new report from the Media Research Center shows the three network television stations are still censoring any coverage of the trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell. Although the bombing of the Boston Marathon rightfully commanded much of the media’s attention last week, the Big Three broadcast networks still found time for a host of superficial and inconsequential “news” stories while continuing to censor the horrific details of abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s murder trial in Philadelphia, the Media Research Center says. According to a new analysis from the Media Research Center’s Culture and Media Institute, Disney-owned ABC’s total blackout on both...
  • Gosnell Put Right Foot of 22-Week Baby in One Jar, Left Foot in Another

    04/19/2013 2:22:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Life News ^ | Dave Andursko
    From Tuesday’s Washington Post “The evidence Monday included testimony from Sam P. Gulino, Philadelphia’s chief medical examiner, who described receiving scores of fetuses and baby parts to examine in 2010 after authorities raided Gosnell’s clinic. “Gulino described two jars filled with formaldehyde, one holding a left foot and the other a right foot, from the same 22-week fetus. “’It was really an unprecedented situation,’ Gulino said. ‘It was the first time I had to deal with fetal remains that had been frozen. . . . All I could do was allow the remains to thaw so that I could examine them.’ “’Jesus,’...
  • Gosnell Staffer: Newborn Was Tossed in Shoe Box, Still Breathing

    04/18/2013 6:11:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A former staff worker at the Kermit Gosnell abortion facility testified during the murder trial today that the abortion practitioner and his staff once tossed a newborn child who survived a failed abortion and was still breathing into a shoe box. In fact, Kareema Cross told a jury in Philadelphia today that she saw at least 10 children who were breathing after botched abortions but killed afterwards. What happened shocked her so badly she took photographs to document what happened. Cross took pictures to document filth in the abortion clinic and a picture of a huge baby boy tossed in...
  • Kermit Gosnell’s Prosecutor’s Unwed Mom Placed Him for Adoption

    04/18/2013 6:06:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Many Americans are now familiar with the sordid exploits of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, but they likely know nothing about the District Attorney whose office is leading the fight to prosecute him. District Attorney Seth Williams won election to his post in 2009 and became, surprisingly in the metropolitan city of Philadelphia, the first African American District Attorney in its history. Williams is the former altar boy at St. Carthage in West Philly who still attends Mass with his family at the same church, now called St. Cyprian. He was an orphan given up by his unwed mother. The contrast...
  • 72 Members of Congress Demand Media Coverage of Gosnell Trial

    04/18/2013 12:03:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Some 72 members of Congress have signed on to a letter demanding that the mainstream media provide coverage of the murder trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell. Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Steve Scalise (R-LA) were joined by 70 of their House colleagues late Wednesday demanding national broadcast news channels ABC, NBC, and CBS stop blacking out coverage on high-profile abortion controversies. Their letters specifically reference two instances where the media has covered up the story of Planned Parenthood lobbying in support of infanticide in the Florida State Legislature and in the ongoing murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell in...
  • Kermit Gosnell Reused Blades From Abortions, Causing Women STDs

    04/18/2013 11:51:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | Cheryl Sullenger
    Two witnesses took the stand yesterday in the capital murder case of Kermit Gosnell, providing testimony from the perspectives of a patient and an employee of substandard conditions and illegal practices at Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” clinic at 3801 Lancaster. Mary Kincade had been a patient at Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Society clinic for about ten years and was last seen five to six years ago. She said she only saw Eileen O’Neill, who other clinic workers referred to as “Doctor” even though she had no license to practice in Pennsylvania. Kincade was not an abortion patient, but saw O’Neill for...
  • Kermit Gosnell Showed No Remorse After Killing Woman in Abortion

    04/18/2013 11:46:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | Cheryl Sullenger
    Emotional testimony was heard today from two members of Karnamaya Mongar’s family who told the court about events that surrounded her overdose death during a second trimester abortion. Gosnell is charged with third degree murder for killing the 41-year old immigrant from Bhutan. Yshodo Gurung, the daughter of Mongar, testified the Nepali language through an interpreter. Gurung testified that she was born in Bhutan, a small nation near India on the eastern edge of the Himalaya mountains. Her family fled from Bhutan when she was a baby and came to live in a refugee camp in Nepal. The family lived...