Philadelphia abortion Dr. Kermit Gosnell found guilty of killing three babies born alive

Doctor accused of killing a patient and 4 babies

PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia jury found abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell guilty of killing 3 babies born alive. He was acquitted in a fourth baby's death.

He was accused of performing illegal, late-term abortions in a filthy clinic.

Dr. Gosnell was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the overdose death of a patient.

Prosecutors say the 72-year-old Gosnell delivered babies alive and had their spines severed with scissors to kill them. They say the baby whose death he was cleared in let out a soft whimper before Gosnell cut its neck.

The defense had argued there were no live births at the clinic.

The grisly details of the case came out more than two years ago when authorities described finding bags and bottles of fetuses at the foul-smelling clinic and unsterile instruments that were reused.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

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