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Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 23rd,2013

Judge tosses several counts against #Gosnell , many others remain

..  The prosecution needs to prove its case against Kermit Gosnell beyond a reasonable doubt on each and every count . ..

.. Apparently it did not do that on some counts  ,  particularly 1st Degree Murder as to three of the babies , so the Judge tossed the charges at the close of the prosecution’s case.  The key issue seems to have been whether the prosecution proved the babies were born alive, as opposed to having been killed in the womb . ..

.. Several murder and other counts remain, so while this obviously is disheartening given the testimony we have heard about what went on in the clinic, the search for justice is not over . ..

Judge tosses three murder counts against Kermit Gosnell:

After hearing impassioned arguments from attorneys on both sides of the Kermit Gosnell capital-murder trial Tuesday, a Philadelphia judge threw out three of the seven first-degree murder charges Gosnell faced for allegedly killing fetuses born alive at his abortion clinic.

Also dismissed by the judge was one count of infanticide – the intentional killing of an infant. All other counts against Gosnell, 72, will be decided by the jury, the judge ruled.

In addition to counts of first-degree murder for killing four babies allegedly born alive, those charges include the third-degree murder of a patient who died of a drug overdose following a botched 2009 abortion and multiple counts of preforming illegal, late-term abortions….

Gosnell’s attorney, Jack McMahon, argued that all seven counts regarding the fetuses should be dismissed. None were born alive, he said, all having been injected with death-causing drugs during the abortion process. Assistant District Attorney Edward Cameron argued that there had been enough testimony from former clinic employees that the seven babies were born alive to let the jury decide .

.. Okay , okay , most of the case remains . Just not as much as one would have hoped . Gosnell will get his just desserts , and soon enough . Given the prosecution case on the other counts , and the thoroughness of the grand jury report , Kermit Gosnell will meet his maker , and soon . I believe that he will be found guilty on at least one 1st degree murder charge (likely , more) , and receive the death penalty . That penalty cannot come soon enough . ..

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