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Abortion doctor convicted of murder waives appeal, avoids death sentence

Posted By admin On May 15, 2013 @ 5:42 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Sarah Hoye
CNN [1]
May 15, 2013

A Philadelphia abortion provider found guilty of first-degree murder has agreed give up his right to appeal in exchange for avoiding a possible death sentence, Philadelphia’s district attorney’s office announced Tuesday.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, was convicted Monday on three counts of murder for killing babies by cutting their spinal cords with scissors.

The next step in the case was to have been the penalty phase, when jurors would have weighed whether to give Gosnell a death sentence.

The arrangement erases a need for that phase.

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[1] CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/14/justice/pennsylvania-abortion-doctor-trial/index.html

[2] Doctor accused of killing seven babies with scissors after they were born alive in ‘House of Horrors’ abortion clinic: http://www.prisonplanet.com/doctor-accused-of-killing-seven-babies-with-scissors-after-they-were-born-alive-in-house-of-horrors-abortion-clinic.html

[3] Philly Archbishop: National Media Have ‘Allergic Disinterest’ to Abortionist’s Murder Trial: http://www.prisonplanet.com/philly-archbishop-national-media-have-%e2%80%98allergic-disinterest%e2%80%99-to-abortionists-murder-trial.html

[4] Abortionist Joked: ‘This Baby Is Big Enough to Walk Around With Me or Walk Me to the Bus Stop’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/abortionist-joked-this-baby-is-big-enough-to-walk-around-with-me-or-walk-me-to-the-bus-stop.html

[5] Defense Attorney: Prosecution of Gosnell is ‘Elitist, Racist’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/defense-attorney-prosecution-of-gosnell-is-elitist-racist.html

[6] First 8 Days: ‘Gay’ Jason Collins 2,381 News Stories; Gosnell Abortion-Murder Trial 115 Stories – 1,970% Difference in Coverage: http://www.prisonplanet.com/first-8-days-%e2%80%98gay%e2%80%99-jason-collins-2381-news-stories-gosnell-abortion-murder-trial-115-stories-%e2%80%93-1970-difference-in-coverage.html

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