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.
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 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
March 19, 2011 |
Pearl Gosnell, the wife and co-defendant of Kermit Gosnell, the abortion doctor accused of killing a patient at his filthy clinic as well as seven babies he delivered, wept yesterday when a Philadelphia judge kicked her attorney off the case. The disqualification of defense attorney Mary T. Maran over conflict-of-interest concerns was one part of a double dose of bad news for Pearl Gosnell, 50, who has been locked up since Jan. 19. She's been charged with conspiracy, helping to perform late-term abortions and related offenses.
November 4, 2011
A medical school graduate who never obtained a license to practice medicine pleaded guilty Thursday to third-degree murder charges as part of the case against abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Steven Massof, 49, of Pittsburgh, who was known as "Dr. Steve" at Gosnell's West Philadelphia clinic, admitted responsibility in the deaths of two babies who had been born alive. Common Pleas Court Judge Benjamin Lerner, who accepted guilty pleas last month from three of the case's 10 defendants, accepted Massof's plea and set a tentative sentencing date for next month.
November 17, 2011 |
The wife of accused West Philadelphia illegal abortionist Kermit Gosnell is weighing the possibility of pleading guilty, her lawyer told a Philadelphia judge Thursday. F. Michael Medway, attorney for Pearl Gosnell, 50, disclosed the negotiations with the District Attorney's Office during a status hearing before Common Pleas Court Judge Benjamin Lerner. Medway asked Lerner to set a new status hearing for Dec. 1, adding that he should know by then whether Pearl Gosnell will go to trial with her 70-year-old husband.