Fight Breaks Out At Gosnell Abortion Murder Trial

Philadelphia, PA– The Kermit Gosnell murder trial opened Tuesday with a heated dispute over the prosecution’s toxicology expert witness that soon degenerated into a loud shouting match between defense attorney Jack McMahon and Judge Jeffery Minehart, who ordered McMahon to sit down.

According to a local news report, minutes after the argument between McMahon and Judge Minehart, McMahon exchanged angry words with prosecutor Joanne Pescatore in the hallway outside the courtroom that also escalated to the point of shouting.

McMahon objected to prosecutors calling Dr. Timothy Rohrig, a toxicologist and director of Sedgwick County Regional Forensic Science Center in Wichita, Kansas, who was supposed to testify about the concentration of Demerol in Karnamaya Mongar’s blood. McMahon argued that there was no scientific basis for Rohrig’s conclusions based on analysis of blood drawn from Mongar’s heart after her death.

Rohrig has some experience in abortion death cases, having signed off on the toxicology findings included in the autopsy report of Christin Gilbert, who died in 2005 from complications to a third trimester she received from LeRoy Carhart in Wichita.

Judge Minehart halted the trail and dismissed the jury until he could hear further arguments related to the admissibility of Rohrig’s testimony. After McMahon’s five-hour attempt to prevent Rohrig’s testimony from reaching the jury Minehart ruled that Rohrig should be allowed to testify.

“Obviously, defense attorneys have a duty to help their clients, but there is just something despicable about a defense tactic that blames the murder victim and attempts to justify unspeakable horrors at the expense of the innocent,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. “Because the defense is so desperate, it is likely that yesterday’s drama is not the last courtroom theatrics we will see from them.”

The jury was returned to the courtroom in the afternoon and Rohrig took the stand. Rohrig testified that the toxicology results revealed that 710 micrograms-per-liter of Demerol were present in Mongar’s system after her death. While the exact dosage was unclear, the results indicated she was given more than the 150 mg of Demerol that Gosnell’s defense attorney claims.

“It was more than 150 and probably a lot more than 150,” Rohrig told the court.

Gosnell is accused of committing third degree murder when he allowed an unqualified worker with only a 6th grade education to fatally overdose the 100-pound woman with Demerol a cheap drug that is no longer preferred due to its many documented complications. He also faces 7 charges of first degree murder for his routine practice of snipping the spinal cords of newborn babies that were born alive during late-term abortions.

Operation Rescue plans to provide first hand reports from the trial beginning next week.

Trial Report Archive

State Inspector’s Horrific Discoveries at Gosnell’s Abortion Clinic Described In Court
Prosecution Reconstructs Abortion Room in Court for Gosnell Murder Trial
Abortionist Gosnell Rejects Plea Deal, Jury Selection Underway in Capital Murder Case
Jury Selection to Begin in Murder Case of Abortionist that Snipped Newborn’s Spinal Cords


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  • JeanMarc


    I am not an american and don’t understand very well what are exactly murder degrees ? Where can I find these explanations, please ? What difference between first and third degree murder ?

  • Rick W

    “McMahon objected to prosecutors calling Dr. Timothy Rohrig, a toxicologist…” As if Abortionists can be called Doctors!

  • JeanMarc: In American law, first degree murder is when a person picks out a target, plans how to kill, and then goes through with the plan. Second degree murder involves killing someone in a fight, or doing something you know to be dangerous and somebody dies. Third degree murder is accidental (like you’re driving at the speed limit and someone steps out from between two parked cars and you hit him). I hope that helps you.

  • JeanMarc

    Yes, thank you. So when I read :

    “Adrienne Moton, 35, was a medical assistant who has been charged with the reduced crime of third degree murder in exchange for her testimony against Gosnell….Baby A had been delivered alive into a toilet where Moton said she cut the baby’s throat. Gosnell later joked that the baby was so large he could have walked to the bus stop.”

    I wonder what is wrong with judges and with this horrific court trial …

  • 2nd Amendment Rules

    Execute him and stop wasting tax dollars

  • Anna

    Americans are paying with their taxdollar for killing their own offspring ?
    Was Hitler worse ? No, he was killing the others… Out of his own he wanted a supreme race.
    Stalin, he was killing his own.Little is known about that too….He was godless and sick.
    What is Mr. President Obama saying to this ???? Is this his choice ?
    Can someone close to Him ask (him). I remember reading about his votes approving these kind
    of late abortions and killing (embryos???) should they survive it.
    Where are the media,mainstream TV networks ? Nobody is “praising” abortionist Gosnell? QUO VADIS America ?

  • Carlton D. Bullington

    I am pro-life. What I believe this is coming to is this, and indications are coming in that it is here. orders for baby parts are being requested and they are receiving. Whats to say some group kidnaps female children and women, hold them captive, peregrinate them just to take the fetus and sale it on the open market. Please stop the killing of life. As a world that fights against human trafficking, genocide, war crimes against humanity, starvation, chemical warfare biological warfare. These acts of death will not go on with out notice. As God is the witness to all, and you will be punished by your own mind.