Abortion

Jury Ends Ninth Day of Deliberations in Gosnell Case

Still no verdict in case of abortion doctor charged with killing babies post-birth

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A Philadelphia jury ended a ninth day of deliberations on Friday without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of a doctor accused of killing babies and a patient during late-term abortions at a clinic that served low-income women.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, who ran the now-closed Women's Medical Society Clinic, could face the death penalty if convicted by the jury in Common Pleas Court in Philadelphia.

The seven-woman, five-man jury heard five weeks of testimony before starting deliberations on April 30.