Crime

Gosnell Found Guilty of First Degree Murder

Three counts

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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.