More jurors picked in Gosnell case

Dr. Kermit Gosnell and his lawyer, William Brennan, talks to DN reporter on Monday, March 8, 2010. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)
Dr. Kermit Gosnell and his lawyer, William Brennan, talks to DN reporter on Monday, March 8, 2010. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer) (Daily News/Inquirer)
Posted: March 08, 2013

The juror count has reached 10 in the murder trial of West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell.

One male juror selected Wednesday had to withdraw for financial reasons but the lawyers and Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart today found two more jurors: a man and woman.

Since selection started on Monday, six women and four men have been picked for the panel. A jury of 12 and six alternates are needed for a trial estimated to last six to eight weeks.

Gosnell, 72, is accused of seven counts of first-degree murder in the killings of seven infants born live and viable during abortions at Gosnell's Women's Medical Society clinic at 3801 Lancaster Ave. Gosnell faces a possible death penalty if the jury finds him guilty of first-degree murder.

On trial with Gosnell is Eileen O'Neill, 52, of Phoenixville, an unlicensed doctor who worked for Gosnell. O'Neill is not charged with murder but with participating in what prosecutors call a "corrupt organization."


Contact Joseph A. Slobodzian at 215-854-2985, jslobodzian@phillynews.com, or @joeslobo on Twitter.

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