Coverage of the trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell

Gosnell Reaches "Pill Mill" Plea Deal

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013  |  Updated 2:14 PM EDT
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Gosnell Reaches "Pill Mill" Plea Deal

Philadelphia Daily News

Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell

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After two false starts, a Philadelphia abortion doctor has signed off on a federal plea agreement over his distribution of OxyContin and other painkillers.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell is already serving life without parole in the deaths of three babies born alive at his Philadelphia clinic.

Authorities say the 72-year-old Gosnell ran a “pill mill” by day and a rogue “abortion mill” by night.

The investigation into his abortion practices came after federal agents raided the clinic over allegations he was flooding city streets with the widely abused painkillers.

Gosnell has twice come to federal court for a plea hearing, only to balk at the deal. 

His lawyer, Jack McMahon, says Gosnell signed the latest plea agreement over the weekend, and is due in court for the plea on July 9.

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Earlier this year, Gosnell was found guilty in the murder of three newborns inside his West Philadelphia clinic.

 


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