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Gosnell Jury Hung on Two Counts after 10 Days Deliberating the Case
The jury deliberating in the capital murder trial against former Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell says they're hung on two counts.
The jury of seven women and five men are weighing more than 250 charges against the Gosnell with the most serious being four counts of first-degree murder.
It is currently unclear on which charges the jury is deadlocked.
The jury passed a note to Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart around 10:00 a.m. Monday explaining their situation. The admission came on the 10th day of deliberations.
By law, according to attorneys for both sides, Judge Minehart must re-instruct that the jury return and attempt to reach a consensus on those two counts.
Gosnell faces four counts of first-degree murder for his alleged role in the deaths of four babies. Prosecutors allege Gosnell delivered the babies alive during abortion procedures and then snipped their spinal cords with scissors to end their life.
The 72-year-old is also charged with third-degree murder in the of former patient Karnamaya Mongar.
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