Coverage of the trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell

Sentencing Day for Abortion Clinic Worker

Steven Massof will be sentenced on two counts of third-degree murder

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    Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
    Steven Massof will be sentenced Monday in the deaths of two late-term babies in Kermit Gosnell's West Philly abortion clinic.

    An unlicensed doctor will be sentenced Monday for his part in the deaths of two babies born alive at a West Philadelphia abortion clinic.

    Steven Massof, of Pittsburgh, pleaded guilty in November to two counts of third-degree murder, murder conspiracy and other charges. The 49-year-old--who admitted to snapping the necks of at least 100 moving and breathing babies--could be sentenced to life in prison, but his plea is expected to earn him a reduced sentence.

    Massof is among 10 defendants who plead guilty to charges related to the case. He allegedly graduated from a foreign medical school, but did not have a license to practice medicine.

    Dr. Kermit Gosnell also was charged in connection to the deaths. The 70-year-old owned the clinic when he allegedly killed seven babies and a woman--who died following a botched abortion.