24/7 Newsfeed

Put Reason 24/7 on Your Site

RSS

Follow Reason 24/7 on Twitter and via RSS

Gosnell Found Guilty of First Degree Murder

Former Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell has been found guilty on three of four counts of first-degree murder.

The jury of seven women and five men weighed more than 250 counts against Gosnell with the most serious being four counts of first-degree murder.

The courtroom was locked down and reporters told to turn off all electronic devices as the jury read the verdict aloud. The jury read a verdict for each count before it was communicated with the public.

Earlier in the day, the jury told the court they were deadlocked on two counts. It is unclear on which charges the jury was deadlocked, however the group told the court it had reached a consensus on all other counts.

Source: NBC Philadelphia. Read full article. (link)

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  • ||

    For a local crime story, this is featured quite prominently on Google News.

  • Harvard||

    That's a good one. You do stand up too?

  • ||

    No, only sit-down.

advertisement