The judge in Kermit Gosnell’s trial dropped three murder charges against him on Tuesday. These charges were for three of the seven babies Gosnell is accused of killing after they were born alive.
Tuesday morning, Gosnell’s attorneys asked for these charges to be dropped due to lack of evidence. The court did not release details why the judge dropped these three charges or which babies they were for; LifeNews has since reported one of the charges dropped was for “Baby Boy B,” the 28-week baby found in a freezer. Last week, the medical examiner could not confirm if the baby died before or after he was born.
His defense insists there were no live births at Gosnell’s abortion clinic, the Women’s Medical Society, but the grand jury report and prosecution witnesses provided contradictory evidence.
Kareema Cross described a baby born in a toilet that struggled to get out. She also described how one baby pulled his hand away from employee Linda Williams’ hand before she flipped him over and snipped his spinal cord.
Gosnell still faces four counts of first-degree murder for the babies born alive that were killed and one count of third-degree murder of Karnamaya Mongar.