Coverage of the trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell

5-10 Years in Prison for Pa. Abortion Clinic Tech

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014  |  Updated 4:24 PM EDT
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Prison for Abortion Clinic Tech

Sherry West, 51, of Newark, Del.

A former medical technician at a Philadelphia abortion clinic that authorities called a "house of horrors" was sentenced to five to 10 years in prison for her role in the 2009 overdose death of a patient.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/1oQzbYH) said 54-year-old Sherry West sat sobbing, head down on the defense table, after Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner imposed the sentence on Thursday.

West pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and other charges, admitting that on Nov. 19, 2009, she administered some of the overdose of Demerol that killed 41-year-old patient Karnamaya (kar-nuh-MAY'-uh) Mongar during an abortion at the clinic run by Dr. Kermit Gosnell.

Gosnell is serving three consecutive life sentences after being convicted of murder in the killing of babies born alive and viable during illegal late-term abortions.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com

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