Breaking: Defense Attorney in Gosnell Case Angry About Fox News Special, Judge Quizzes Jurors

Philadelphia, PA – As jury deliberations continue this morning in the Kermit Gosnell murder trial, Judge Jefferey P. Minehart has called the jury into the courtroom to question them about the Fox News Special that ran over the weekend called “See No Evil.” According to sources inside the courtroom, Minehart intends to ask the jury if any of them saw the special.

UPDATE: Reports from the court now indicate none of the jurors saw the Fox News special so it appears that the issue will have no impact on the case.

McMahon said that he believed that the special was meant to sway the jury.

“It was irresponsible to put on that show,” Gosnell’s attorney, Jack McMahon said, according to tweets from J.D. Mullane of PhillyBurbs.com.

Sean G. O’Sullivan, of the News Journal in Delaware, tweeted, that McMahon said, “They [Fox News] should be ashamed -but shame and Fox News are not mutually exclusive.”

“McMahon’s political bias has no place in the courtroom. News reporters have a responsibility to report the news, whether this judge likes it or not,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Besides, the jurors were repeatedly warned not to look at media reports and there is no reason to believe that they are not complying with that order. They seem to be taking their jobs as jurors seriously.”

Jurors are attempting to decide whether the illegal late-term abortionist committed murder when he severed the spinal cord of newborn infants born alive after abortions in his squalid West Philadelphia “House of Horrors.”

The racially mixed jury of seven women and five men have been deliberating on the case against Gosnell and his co-defendant Eileen O’Neill since Tuesday afternoon. It appeared from questions sent out by the jury that questions involving O’Neill’s less serious charges were considered first, but by Friday, the focus of the questions have shifted to Gosnell.

The jury asked for information to help them differentiate between the four babies for which Gosnell stands accused of First Degree Murder. If convicted of one of the four counts, Gosnell could face the death penalty.

Baby Boy A was the biggest baby , conservatively estimated to be no less than 29.4 weeks gestation, but was likely older. He was tossed into a plastic shoe box that was too small for him. Witnesses saw him move until Gosnell severed his spinal cord with surgical scissors. Gosnell joked that “this baby is big enough to walk around with me or walk me to the bus stop.

Baby C was over 25-weeks gestation observed to be breathing for 20 minutes until Gosnell’s employee, Lynda Williams, inserted surgical scissors into the baby’s neck and “snipped” the spinal cord as Gosnell has told her to do.

Baby D was born alive into a toilet and was seen struggling, using swimming motions in an attempt to get out of the toilet bowl. Adrienne Moton pulled the baby out and “snipped” the neck, as Gosnell had taught her to do, while the mother watched.

Baby E was born alive at over 23 weeks gestation and was heard crying and “whining.” Witnesses saw Gosnell go into the room then came out with the dead baby — which now had an incision in its neck — and tossed it into the waste bin.

Gosnell is also charged with Third Degree Murder in the death of a patient, Karnamaya Mongar, a 41-year old immigrant who was overdosed by Gosnell’s unqualified staff, then not given proper emergency care once she stopped breathing during her abortion.

Gosnell also faces nearly 300 charges in all, some of which were not disputed by the defense, such as felony abortions beyond the legal limit of 24 weeks and over 220 violations of the state’s informed consent laws.

The jury is also considering charges against Eileen O’Neill, an unlicensed employee who masqueraded as a licensed physician. O’Neill faces no counts related to the abortions and murders, but does face serious charges of Theft by Deception, Conspiracy, and participating in a Corrupt Organization.
“We continue to pray for justice to be done. There is a sense that the jury could come back soon,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. A representative from Operation Rescue was present during much of the trial. Her reports have been posted at OperationRescue.org.

  • Mrs Dianne Kirkwood

    May our Father have His perfect justice concerning those innocents who are considered the least of us His brethren.

  • Eliruth

    America is definitely hanging in the balance. As with the Arias case. If they/the Jury
    doesn’t “get it” and doesn’t give him the Death Penalty, the US of America is going down–
    fast–as in a Nuclear Attack from No. Korea. Many sense that God’s Patience and Grace
    has run out on America. How do I know that? God’s Word: Exodus 20:13; Genesis 9:6;
    Leviticus 18:21, 28-29. And God doesn’t lie. May God have Mercy on us.

  • Linda Reis

    so now I’m sure this gives the failed main stream media an excuse for failing the viewers.
    all these murders, the babies are safe in God’s love now…you can be sure Gosnell won’t be, or their mothers…

  • yaki534

    YA MEAN HE IS BOUGHT OFF BY OBAMA?? oh my!!! tisk, tisk

  • Joan Murtaugh

    God Bless Fox news for speaking the truth. I will check out their other shows and newscasts out of gratitude.

  • james hahn

    Has anybody anywhere heard anything today Thursday 9 May regarding the Gosnell trial? I am stupified that the media has totally blocked this what should be frontpage news out of the American mainstream…………I tell you all I have never been more frightened of my United States of America…………jim in Maine

  • Operation Rescue

    Yes, the jury is still deliberating. Today they heard a re-read the testimony of witness Adrienne Moton. Look for our story in the morning.

  • james hahn

    From what I have been picking up here and there if you can believe the internet, it sounds like the Gosnell people are trying to blame the FoxNews Friday night broadcast for all of their issues…………yeah right……….jim

  • Helen C Satmary

    Killing babies has NEVER been okay!! Fox did the right thing by presenting a program of “See no evil”. At least one TV Station standing up for the MORAL right of a babies right to life. These baby killers are doing it for the money. They are all becoming multi-millionaires at the cost of the lives of these innocent precious babies. This country today is suffering because of this indecency, total complicity of the people of this nation to endure and allow this to continue. For Judges to stand down instead of standing up for life. None of those performing this ghastly extermination of childern can legitimately be called Doctors, they should all be called by what they do:”Baby Killers” and without a conscience only dollar signs. The only issue to be considered is the MORALITY OF KILLING BABIES. It is definitely IMMORAL to kill Gods creation!

  • james hahn

    Helen, you could not have stated it better! Fox News should be applauded for showing the American people what actually was occuring in Gosnell’s extermination office…………People have to wake up in this country as NOW is the time to WAKE UP! jim in Maine