UPDATE: Abortion doc Kermit Gosnell avoids death penalty

Kermit Gosnell
Dr. Kermit Gosnell. (Credit: File photo)

UPDATE 4:45 p.m.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortion doctor who yesterday was found guilty on three murder charges, agreed today to waive all appeals rights in exchange for life in prison without the possibility of parole instead of the death penalty, said officials with the city district attorney’s office.

Gosnell was immediately sentenced for the deaths of babies known as “C” and “D.” He will be sentenced on the death of baby “A” at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.

A press conference will be held at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow.

The gag order in place for Gosnell remains until after tomorrow’s sentencing, the DA’s office said.

Original story:

Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell will receive life in prison—not the death penalty—after he waived any rights for future appeals today, several media outlets are reporting.

A jury yesterday found Gosnell guilty of murdering three babies in the now-shuttered Women’s Medical Society Clinic in West Philadelphia that serves low-income women looking for late-term abortions.

Read that story here.

Stay with Metro as more comes in.

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