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Death for the Doc?

Williams files formal notice Wednesday that he is considering the death penalty

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    Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams plans to file formal notice Wednesday that he is considering seeking the death penalty for West Philly abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell.

    Gosnell is in a Philadelphia prison without bail, charged with eight counts of murder in the deaths of a patient and seven newborns.

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    West Philly abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell and members of his staff were arrested for allegedly killing newborn babies and a 41-year-old woman. (Published Tuesday, March 19, 2013)

    Tasha Jamerson, spokeswoman for Williams, says filing the notice does not necessarily mean that capital punishment will be sought if 70-year-old Gosnell is convicted.

    Jamerson said prosecutors are required to give such notice at a formal arraignment or a death sentence cannot be sought.

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    Marie Smith is speaking out about the botched abortion she allegedly had at Dr. Kermit Gosnell's West Philadelphia abortion clinic that allegedly led to landing in the emergency room with a 106 fever. (Published Tuesday, March 19, 2013)

    Also on Tuesday, a judge froze Gosnell's assets so that alleged victims may sue in civil court.

    Gosnell is charged with killing seven babies born alive and with the death of a 41-year-old refugee after a botched abortion at the clinic, which prosecutors have called a drug mill by day and abortion mill by night.
     

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