May 1, 2013 |
AFTER ABOUT two hours of deliberation yesterday, the jurors who will decide the fate of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell had their first questions for the capital-murder trial's presiding judge. In addition to requesting the name of a woman named in one of the hundreds of criminal counts that Gosnell faces, the panel also asked Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Minehart to define the charge "theft by deception," of which Gosnell co-defendant Eileen O'Neill has been charged with six counts.
April 5, 2013 |
After seven years as a biochemical researcher, years more dabbling as a partner in a Charlottesville, Va., bar, and medical school in the Caribbean island of Grenada, Steve Massof said it was time to go to his "backup plan" - become a doctor. But finding a medical residency program was tough for someone looking in the "offseason" and just starting to take the licensing exams. Then, Massof said, his brother-in-law, a pharmaceutical firm representative, told him about a West Philadelphia doctor he regularly visited: Kermit Gosnell.
January 18, 2013 |
AN UPPER DARBY man lured a 12-year-old boy into his house, where he covered the child's feet with athlete's-foot spray, tickled them and then examined the boy as if he were a doctor, according to police. When Paul Simon Jamrozik, 63, was done, he made the boy promise to bring his friends along the next time so he could examine them, too, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. Instead, the boy told his dad, who called police. Jamrozik was charged with indecent assault, corruption of minors, unlawful restraint and luring.
September 2, 2012
Help catch 2 shooters Police released surveillance footage Friday of two men wanted in connection with a shooting in Olney that left a 22-year-old woman in the hospital Monday. The woman was leaving a Chinese carryout on 4th Street near Champlost Avenue around 5:20 p.m. and got into an argument with two men while she was inside. When the three left the carryout, one of the men pulled a gun and fired two shots, which left the victim with a graze wound on her abdomen, police said. She was in stable condition at Albert Einstein Medical Center.
August 13, 2012 |
DOVER, DEL. - Delaware state officials have suspended the medical license of a pediatrician accused by his 11-year-old daughter of "waterboarding" her several times by holding her face under a running faucet. Dr. Melvin Morse, who has appeared on national TV for his research on near-death experiences, was arrested with his wife, Pauline, on Tuesday after their daughter complained to authorities about the alleged incidents. "Whatever's being described is not waterboarding," said Joe Hurley, attorney for the Morses.
March 30, 2012
A Pennsauken doctor whose license was suspended in 2001 was indicted by a grand jury last week for illegally continuing to practice medicine, authorities said. Kevin Lickfield, 50, of Marlton, treated patients as a general practitioner at Lickfield Medical Associates in Pennsauken from fall 2009 to February 2010, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and Pennsauken police said. He has a medical degree as a doctor of osteopathy. Lickfield was arrested in 2010 after a former employee reported him to authorities.
March 20, 2012 |
More charges have been filed against an instructor who allegedly fondled students' breasts while teaching them how to operate an electrocardiogram (EKG) machine, officials said today. John Ross, 58, was director of education at The Prism Institute, a for-profit Cherry Hill career training center. On Friday, the Camden County Prosecutor's office charged Ross with two counts of Fourth-Degree Unlawful Sexual Conduct, alleging he fondled the breasts of two female students while teaching them how to attach EKG sensors to their chests.
March 2, 2012 |
LOS ANGELES - A California doctor dubbed "Dr. Feelgood" by a prosecutor for allegedly doling out tens of thousands of prescriptions to patients who didn't need them was charged with murder yesterday in the overdose deaths of three otherwise healthy young men. Hsui-Ying "Lisa" Tseng was arrested after a lengthy probe that involved undercover work by drug-enforcement agents who posed as patients to obtain prescriptions. She's charged with overprescribing methadone, Xanax, oxycodone and other drugs.
November 8, 2011 |
DR. CONRAD MURRAY , the cardiologist who became Michael Jackson 's personal anesthesiologist and medical yes-man, was convicted yesterday of involuntary manslaughter after less than nine hours of jury deliberation, ending a trial that painted him as a careless caregiver who administered a lethal dose of propofol to the pop star. Members of Michael's family wept quietly after the verdict. Mother Katherine Jackson later told the Associated Press, "I feel better now. " Asked if she was confident in the outcome, she said, "Yes I was. " La Toya Jackson told the AP she was overjoyed.
November 4, 2011 |
STEVEN "Dr. Steve" Massof, a medical-school graduate who never obtained a license to practice medicine, yesterday became the fourth defendant in the city's abortion-horror case to plead guilty. Massof, 49, of Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty to a handful of crimes, the most serious being two counts of third-degree murder in the deaths of two babies that had been born viable and alive at the now-closed Women's Medical Society clinic in West Philadelphia. Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner, who accepted guilty pleas last month from three of the case's 10 defendants, accepted Massof's guilty plea and set a tentative sentencing date for next month.