Advertisement

American Press

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Southwest Louisiana ,
| Share |

Philadelphia abortion clinic worker's testimonyreviewed

Last Modified: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 1:55 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jurors weighing murder charges against a Philadelphia abortion provider have been reviewing testimony from a key former clinic employee.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell is facing five counts of murder in the deaths of a patient and four babies allegedly born alive at his street-corner clinic in West Philadelphia.

The jury has asked to rehear the lengthy trial testimony of his former medical assistant Lynda Williams. She has pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree murder in the deaths of the patient and one baby.

She has testified that she "snipped" the baby with scissors and helped sedate the 41-year-old patient, who died of an overdose.

The jury was in its sixth day of deliberations Wednesday.

Gosnell's lawyer argues that no babies were born alive during the abortions.

Comment on this article

captcha 7cdfa195714948ef877d4d0a0880b867




Get Social With Us!

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Mobile
  • Feed
Advertisement

Copyright © 2014 American Press

Privacy Policies: American Press