Gosnell Defense Attorney Falls Ill, Delays Trial
According to the Associated Press, a defense attorney for Kermit Gosnell has fallen ill, leading to a delay in the trial of the abortion doctor.
The prosecution rested last week, following five weeks of testimony, and the defense was scheduled to start presenting its case on Monday.
Gosnell is charged with the murder of a woman and seven babies born alive during abortion procedures.
The trial will resume Tuesday, provided defense attorney Jack McMahon is well.
In defense of Gosnell, McMahon has argued that there were no live births at his clinic, and the 41 year-old patient he is accused of murdering died of unforeseen complications in 2009.
A co-defendant, unlicensed doctor Eileen O’Neill, is charged with racketeering and working without a license. Her attorney states that she worked under Gosnell’s supervision.
Courtroom sketch: Susan Schary