April 19, 2013 |
CITY PROSECUTORS rested their case against abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell on Thursday after calling to the witness stand a former employee who said she saw the doctor and his employees kill babies that were born alive. Kareema Cross, 28, said she was so appalled by Gosnell's ghoulish practices and the rundown condition of his West Philadelphia clinic that she began taking pictures of the facility and eventually reported him to the federal authorities. The former medical assistant spoke of patients being overmedicated by untrained personnel, of dirty instruments being used during abortion procedures, of how routine, illegal late-term abortions were performed and of moving and breathing babies being delivered and having their necks cut by Gosnell and other clinic employees.
March 1, 2013 |
With just three days before jury selection begins in the murder trial of West Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, the 72-year-old doctor was brought to court Thursday to meet with his lawyer, wife and two children to weigh an apparent plea offer by prosecutors. Gosnell never appeared in court at the city's Criminal Justice Center. Instead, he was ensconced in a prisoner interview booth attached to the courtroom. There he spent about two hours as defense attorney Jack McMahon shuttled between the booth and Assistant District Attorneys Edward Cameron and Joanne Pescatore in a nearby waiting room.
April 3, 2014 |
P HELIM McAleer , the filmmaker behind "FrackNation," the conservative response to the Academy Award-nominated "Gasland," wants to make a TV movie about Kermit Gosnell , the Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of first-degree murder last year. McAleer and his producing partners have taken to the crowdfunding site Indiegogo ( igg.me/at/gosnellmovie ) to raise money for the movie. "Hollywood is not interested in funding this kind of film," McAleer said.
August 19, 2011 |
KERMIT GOSNELL, the West Philly abortion doctor accused of running a human slaughterhouse, is for sale. Actually, the domain name - www.kermitgosnell.com - is for sale for "only $959" on Nowyo.com, a site that sells "premium domains. " Gosnell was charged in January, along with nine of his staffers, with killing seven babies and a woman at his hellish clinic, the Women's Medical Society. Allegations include that Gosnell delivered babies alive during late-term abortions, then cut their spinal cords with scissors.
July 17, 2013 |
AN UNLICENSED staffer at the former West Philadelphia clinic of disgraced abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was sentenced yesterday to house arrest on charges of conspiracy and participation in a corrupt organization. Eileen O'Neill was tried alongside Gosnell, who was convicted of first-degree murder earlier this year. She performed work as a doctor at the Women's Medical Society in West Philadelphia, where Gosnell performed illegal late-term abortions and ran a pill mill that put thousands of doses of prescription painkillers on the street.
October 1, 2011 |
Several former employees of a notorious West Philadelphia abortion clinic listened nervously, fidgeting and sometimes weeping, as defense lawyers Friday tried to persuade Common Pleas Court Judge Benjamin Lerner to grant two of the defendants separate trials. Attorneys for health-care worker Eileen O'Neill and office administrator Elizabeth Hampton argued that their clients had not been involved in what they called the clinic's corrupt business or participated in illegal abortions.
March 2, 2011 |
He is in prison without bail, his wife held in lieu of $1 million bail, their 13-year-old daughter cared for by neighbors, and their assets frozen. Now, accused abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell could face the death penalty. Philadelphia prosecutors confirmed Tuesday they would file the legal notice needed to seek execution by lethal injection if a jury finds Gosnell, 70, guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of seven infants born alive and viable but allegedly killed by him. Filing the court notice does not lock the District Attorney's Office into pursuing death in Gosnell's case, said Tasha Jamerson, spokeswoman for District Attorney Seth Williams.
March 21, 2013 |
It's one of the macabre mysteries in the case of Kermit Gosnell: Why did the West Philadelphia abortion doctor keep the severed feet of fetuses preserved in specimen jars? In testimony Tuesday, Adrienne Moton, a former worker at Gosnell's Women's Medical Society, told a Philadelphia jury that Gosnell once explained that he did so in case patients requested them for future identification or DNA samples. But an expert on fetal development, testifying Wednesday at Gosnell's abortion-murder trial, said that was news to him. "Do you think there is any medical reason to save the foot of a baby?"
March 9, 2013
Two more jurors were picked Thursday for the Philadelphia murder trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, bringing to 10 the total selected since Monday. One male juror selected Wednesday had to withdraw for financial reasons but the lawyers and Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart then picked two more, a man and woman. Minehart said jury selection would resume Monday and that he hoped to begin testimony Wednesday. - Joseph A. Slobodzian
December 30, 2011 |
ON THE DOOR into the Uceta Mini Market in North Philadelphia, a sign warns shoppers, "No Weapons Allowed. " Inside, the message on a sign sandwiched between cigarette ads is even more blunt: "Stop. Shooting. People. " The market sits at Stillman and Somerset streets, just steps from the scenes of two recent gun slayings that remain unsolved. But in the store, where you can buy everything from milk to motor oil, the signs are an ignored, endured part of everyday existence - just like the homicides themselves.