Philly DA Asks For Death Penalty, Freezes Assets in the Gosnell Murder Case

Philadelphia, PA – During his trip to Philadelphia this weekend, Operation Rescue President Troy Newman visited the now shuttered clinic operated by accused murderer Kermit Gosnell. Through the disheveled blinds, Newman took photos that give us a glimpse inside Gosnell’s “House of Horrors.” (View photos.)
Death Penalty
District Attorney R. Seth Williams filed papers on March 3, 2011, making Gosnell eligible for the death penalty. Gosnell has been charged with eight counts of murder for killing one patient during a botched abortion and seven newborn infants by stabbing them in the necks with scissors and “snipping” their spinal cords. (View graphic photos of Gosnell’s victims.)
Williams filed a 60-day extension while he considers whether three of Gosnell’s co-defendants, Lynda Williams, Steven Massof, and Adrienne Moton, will also face the possibility of the death penalty. They are all unlicensed clinic workers who have been charged with murder in the stabbing death of newborns at Gosnell’s West Philadelphia “house of horrors.” (View mugshots of all Gosnell’s co-defendants.)
Frozen Assets
On Friday, a judge froze Gosnell’s assets and ordered him to present a list of his assets at a hearing on March 9. Gosnell and his wife, Pearl, who is also charged with Gosnell for running a squalid illegal abortion operation where unlicensed workers presented themselves as doctors, asked for court appointed attorneys, claiming they did not have enough money to pay for their defense. That request was denied.
When Gosnell was arrested, police discovered over $240,000 in cash stashed in his house. Gosnell owns 17 properties, including a home valued at $900,000, a boat, and over $180,000 in an account in Mexico. His abortion mill building has been seized by authorities, according to a notice posted on the front window.
Two More Gosnell Associates’ Licenses Suspended In Delaware
In other developments, two Delaware abortionists who worked at the Atlantic Women Services in Wilmington, where Gosnell also worked one day per week, have had medical licenses suspended. Abortionist Albert Dworkin’s medical license was suspended on an emergency basis. Documents were presented that showed Dworkin was the obstetrician of record for Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Society in Philadelphia, where late-term abortions started in Delaware were completed amid squalid and dangerous conditions. Arturo A. Apolinario’s medical license was suspended at an emergency hearing held on Saturday. His ability to prescribe drugs was revoked earlier in the week. As medical directer for AWS in Wilmington, Apolinario allowed Gosnell to transfer late-term abortion patients to Pennsylvania. He was also responsible for patient records at AWS, but repeatedly failed to report instances when Gosnell would improperly remove or destroy patient records.
State Employees Fired
A grand jury report on the Gosnell case indicated that a political climate was in place that looked the other way at abortion abuses and let to a “complete regulatory collapse.” Numerous state employees who covered up for abortionists or disregarded complaints against Gosnell were named in the report. Most have since been fired.