Gosnell Post Script: How They Were Sentenced

The last of the Kermit Gosnell co-defendants were sentenced in June, 2014, putting an end to the Philadelphia abortion “House of Horrors” murder saga. Below is a list of charges for which they were found guilty and the sentences they received.

A list of each defendant’s original charges can be seen here.

The full archive of original reports from Operation Rescue related to the Gosnell abortion/murder case can be viewed here.

KERMIT GOSNELL

Found Guilty at Trial: Jury found him guilty of 3 counts of First Degree Murder, 21 felony counts of illegal abortions beyond the 24 week limit, 211 counts of misdemeanor counts of violating the 24-hour informed consent law, numerous conspiracy and corrupt organization charges. He also pled guilty to Federal charges of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, including oxycodone, alprazolam, and codeine; distribution and aiding and abetting the distribution of oxycodone; and maintaining a place for the illegal distribution of controlled substances.

Sentence: Three consecutive life terms in State prison without the possibility of parole. Gosnell gave up his right to appeal the verdicts in exchange for not receiving the death penalty. Gosnell also was sentenced to an additional 30 years in prison on the Federal drug charges.

ADRIENNE MOTON

Plea Bargain: Pled guilty to Murder in the Third Degree and agreed to cooperate with the prosecution in exchange for sentencing leniency. She testified against Gosnell at his trial.

Sentence: Time served (28 months) and 3 years of probation.

LYNDA WILLIAMS

Plea Bargain: Pled guilty to 2 counts of third degree murder, distribution of a controlled substance, and conspiracy. She agreed to cooperate with the prosecution in exchange for sentencing leniency. She testified against Gosnell at his trial but did so less than enthusiastically.

Sentence: 2 1/2 years in prison, which was less than prosecutors had wanted.

STEVEN MASSOF

Plea Bargain: Pled guilty to two counts of third degree murder and agreed to cooperate with the prosecution in exchange for sentencing leniency. He testified against Gosnell at his trial.

Sentence: 6-12 years in prison.

SHERRY WEST

Plea Bargain: Pled guilty to third-degree murder and other charges, admitting that she administered some of the overdose of Demerol that killed abortion patient Karnamaya Mongar. She also admitted to participating in a cover-up by lying about what happened and destroying files. During her court testimony for the prosecution, West denied ever having done anything wrong.

Sentence: 5-10 years in prison.

PEARL GOSNELL (Kermit Gosnell’s wife)

Pled Guilty: Illegal late-term abortions, racketeering, and conspiracy. She turned against her husband to save herself, but did not testify against him at his trial.

Sentenced: 7-23 months in prison.

EILEEN O’NEILL

Found Guilty at Trial:
Guilty of numerous crimes, including conspiracy, participation in a corrupt organization, and two counts of theft by deception.

Sentence: 6-23 months of house arrest, 2 years of probation, and 100 hours of community service.

ELIZABETH HAMPTON (Pearl Gosnell’s foster sister)

Plea Bargain: Pled guilty to perjury. Agreed to testify against Gosnell in exchange for sentencing leniency.

Sentence: 1 year probation.

TINA BALDWIN

Plea Bargain: Pled guilty to sustaining a corrupt organization and other offenses.

Sentence: 30 months of probation.

MADALINE JOE

Charges Dropped: Joe’s single charge of conspiracy was dropped. She never testified at Gosnell’s trial.

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Historic New Archive Documents Sensational Gosnell Murder Case Through Exclusive Operation Rescue Reports

Gosnell ArchivePhiladelphia, PA — Operation Rescue has published a permanent archive of exclusive reports related to convicted murder and late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell.

Operation Rescue’s Senior Policy Advisor Cheryl Sullenger was among the first to understand the importance of the case. She covered the story from the moment Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” West Philadelphia abortion clinic was raided in January, 2011, through his trial in April-May, 2013, to the 2014 sentencing of notorious case’s final defendant.

Her exclusive first-hand reports from the courtroom — well ahead of any national media outlet — prompted a Tweet-fest that drew national attention to Gosnell’s gruesome crimes. The impact of this case and Operation Rescue’s momentous coverage sent reverberations throughout the United States and has resulted in new laws that continue to close abortion clinics across the country.

“As the first anniversary of Gosnell’s historic conviction nears, it is imperative that the record of events be preserved. This historic archive, written exclusively from the pro-life perspective, is a crucial reference that gives us all a first-hand look at inside the courtroom. We pray this will be a useful resource for future readers that will ensure the important lessons learned from the abuses and corruption uncovered in Philadelphia are not lost to history,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

The archive will be permanently available through a link on the home page of OperationRescue.org.

View Operation Rescue’s Exclusive Gosnell Report Archive

Historic Archive: Operation Rescue’s Exclusive Reports on Convicted Murderer Kermit Gosnell

This is a permanent historic archive of exclusive reports produced by Operation Rescue on convicted murder, Philadelphia’s Kermit Gosnell.

Operation Rescue’s Senior Policy Advisor Cheryl Sullenger was among the first to understand the importance of the case. She covered the story from the moment Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” West Philadelphia abortion clinic was raided in January, 2011, through his trial in April-May, 2013, to the 2014 sentencing of notorious case’s final defendant.

Her exclusive first-hand reports from the courtroom — well ahead of any national media outlet — prompted a Tweet-fest that drew national attention to Gosnell’s gruesome crimes. The impact of this case and Operation Rescue’s momentous coverage sent reverberations throughout the United States and has resulted in new laws that continue to close abortion clinics across the country.

Documents

  • Read the full Grand Jury Report
  • View photos of Gosnell’s victims
  • View the Gosnell gang’s mug shots and description of charges
  • Video: Evidence from Gosnell “House of Horrors” Trial
  • The Raid

  • Shop of Horrors: Abortion Death Prompts Raid, Grisly Discovery
  • “He Left An Arm And A Leg Inside Me”- PA Abortion Horror Highlights Need For Greater Oversight
  • PA Abortionist Deceives In TV Interview
  • Delaware Suspends Gosnell’s Medical License
  • PA Health Dept. Acts To Prevent Abortions At “House of Horrors” Clinic
  • Feds Raid Home of PA Abortionist – Seize Documents
  • Authorities Convene Grand Jury, Attempt To Close Abortion Clinic For Good
  • Justice is Coming – Or Is It? Abortion Cases To Watch In 2011 (OR calls for public pressure on Philadelphia District Attorney’s office to charge Gosnell just two weeks before his arrest.)
  • The Arrest and Aftermath

  • BREAKING NEWS! Philly Abortionist, 9 Others Jailed on 8 Counts of Murder in Overnight Raid
  • Not the Only House of Horrors: Troubled Baton Rouge Abortion Mill Has Disturbing Ties to Gosnell
  • Scandal-Plagued National Abortion Federation Cuts Loose More Troubled Abortion Mills
  • Exposing Abortion Corruption: A Tale of Two Prosecutors
  • Fifth Abortion Worker Pleads Guilty to Murder
  • One Abortion Clinic Closes, Five Others Stop Surgical Abortions Due to Pennsylvania Law
  • The Trial

  • Jury Selection to Begin in Murder Case of Abortionist that Snipped Newborn’s Spinal Cords
  • Abortionist Gosnell Rejects Plea Deal, Jury Selection Underway in Capital Murder Case
  • Prosecution Reconstructs Abortion Room in Court for Gosnell Murder Trial
  • State Inspector’s Horrific Discoveries at Gosnell’s Abortion Clinic Described In Court
  • Fight Breaks Out At Gosnell Abortion Murder Trial
  • Homicide Determination in Abortion Death Sparks Outburst, Anger at Gosnell Murder Trial
  • Aborted Babies Dramatically Testify Against Gosnell at Murder Trial
  • Gosnell Sister-in-Law Emotionally Testifies of Mongar Death, Disposal of Bloody Remains
  • Gosnell Employee: ‘It would rain fetuses. Fetuses and blood all over the place’
  • Exception or Rule? Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” Not So Rare
  • Gosnell Witness Recants Guilty Plea, Still Testifies of Abortion Horrors
  • Mental Illness Plagued Gosnell Employees Who ‘Snipped’ Baby’s Necks
  • Dead or Alive: Gosnell Defense Floats Theory That Babies were Dead When Necks Were Snipped
  • #Gosnell ‘Tweet-Up’ Grabs Attention As Grisly Murder Trial Continues
  • Carnage: Grisly Testimony and Photos of Aborted Baby Remains Dominate Gosnell Trial
  • Family of Dead Abortion Patient Give Tearful Testimony at Gosnell Murder Trial
  • Prosecution: Files Show Evidence of Illegal Late-Term Abortions by Gosnell
  • Powerful Testimony of Horrific Abortion Abuses Ends Prosecution Case in Gosnell Murder Trial
  • Common Abortion Abuses Reflected in Gosnell Abortion Patient Testimony
  • Shocker: Gosnell Judge Dismissed 3 Murder Charges, Five Remain
  • Gosnell Defense Rests Without A Witness as Judge Clarifies Murder Charge Dismissal
  • Impassioned Closing Arguments Stir Emotions in Gosnell Trial
  • Jury Deliberations Begin in “House of Horrors” Murder Case
  • Day Three of Jury Deliberations Keep Focus on Gosnell Co-Defendant with History of “Post-Traumatic Stress”
  • Defense Attorney in Gosnell Case Angry About Fox News Special, Judge Quizzes Jurors
  • Questions Abound on Day 8 of Gosnell Jury Deliberations
  • Gosnell Jury Hung on 2 Counts; Ordered to Try Again
  • GUILTY! Gosnell Found Guilty of 3 Counts of First Degree Murder
  • Sentencing

  • Gosnell Case Moves to Penalty Phase
  • Bill Banning Late Abortions in DC Expanded to Include All States In Response to Gosnell-Karpen Horrors
  • First of Gosnell Employees Sentenced to Probation For Perjury
  • Pro-Life Groups Demand Release of Gosnell Victims’ Remains for Proper Burial
  • “Gosnell’s Babies” Reveals Mental Illness Inside the Abortion Cartel
  • Gosnell Accomplice Steven Massof Sentenced in Abortion “House of Horrors” Case
  • Gosnell Post Script: How They Were Sentenced