PHILADELPHIA — A 72-year-old doctor whose abortion clinic was described by prosecutors as a “house of horrors” was convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies born alive.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell was acquitted of killing a fourth baby during a late-term abortion in a dirty clinic that served mostly low-income women and teens, and went years without a state inspection.
He could now face the death penalty.
The jury returned the verdict after 10 days of deliberation. Earlier in the day, jurors told the court they were deadlocked on two unspecified counts but were ordered to keep trying.