“Barbaric” Kermit Gosnell Apparently Mulling Plea Deal as Jury Selection Nears

Kermit Gosnell, the OB-GYN accused of killing newborn infants and performing illegal abortions, appeared to have been weighing a plea bargain yesterday at the city’s Criminal Justice Center. After a two-hour session in which his lawyer relayed information between Gosnell and the Philadelphia D.A. lawyers prosecuting him, it was unclear if he had rejected the plea deal or not. All others involved in his West Philly operation but one have pleaded guilty to various charges. Jury selection for his trial begins Sunday. [Inquirer]