Dr. Kermit Gosnell has been sentenced to three life terms in prison after being found guilty of murdering three of four newborns he was charged with killing. He was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of an adult patient. A look back in photos at what inspectors found when they entered his Philadelphia abortion mill for the first time in 17 years.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who for 30 years ran the Women’s Medical Society in Philadelphia, is charged with killing seven viable babies after they were born, and one patient. A Grand Jury investigation revealed that the conditions inside the illegal abortion clinic were “filthy,” “deplorable,” “disgusting,” “very unsanitary, very outdated,” and “horrendous.”
Police in Philadelphia have released this surveillance video in hopes of apprehending a suspect who opened fire on a Chinese takeout shop around 10:34 on Tuesday night.
The badly beaten body of this murder victim, 4-6 years old, the Boy in the Box, aka America’s Unknown Child, was found naked wrapped in a worn blanket (that had a green, white and rusty red block and diamond pattern), stuffed into a cardboard box that had once held a white bassinet purchased at JC Penney, and dumped in a garbage-filled area on Susquehanna Road in Philadelphia in February 1957.
Jury selection begins today in the trial of Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia womens’ doctor charged with eight murders in the deaths of a woman and seven viable babies.
The victim of an assault that cost him his left eye was testifying Wednesday at the Philadelphia trial of his alleged assailant Mark Brunelli. During his emotional testimony, John Huttick’s eye popped out of his face.
A supposed caretaker is accused of imprisoning, abusing and killing mentally disabled people and pocketing over $200,000 in benefits. The case against Linda Ann Weston is the first time hate crime charges have been pressed against someone accused of abusing the disabled.
This violent rapist and murderer claimed seven or eight victims. Unlikely suspect Leonard Christopher was convicted of one murder, but prosecutors never linked him to any of the others. In fact, one of the murders occurred while he was in jail. On December 11, 1990, when his case went to the jury, Christopher’s lawyer announced, "The case stinks. It’s garbage."
On November 26, 1986, Josefina stormed out after a fight with her boyfriend. When she got into a stranger’s car, she could not have known that she would spend four horrifying months as a sex slave in the basement of Gary Heidnik, along with several other women.
A former Philadelphia police officer is charged with attempting to lure an 8-year-old girl into his vehicle. Leo Haley, 72, is charged with unlawful restraint, terroristic threats, luring a child into a vehicle, and harassment stemming from the alleged October 17 incident. Police say Haley was in his vehicle when he saw the child walking alone and threatened her in an attempt to get her into his car.