Gosnell Jury Breaks for Weekend Without Verdict

Jurors were excused for the weekend late today, with no verdict in the multiple homicide trial of Kermit Gosnell today. The jurors did ask several questions today suggesting they had moved considerably down the verdict sheet supplied by the court. Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart’s decision to let the jurors go early, at 3 p.m., could also be interpreted as a sign he believes they have made at least acceptable progress in their deliberations of the 200-plus charges against Gosnell, the West Philadelphia abortion doctor who faces four first degree homicide charges in the deaths of four late-term babies, and a third degree homicide charge in the death of patient Karnamaya Mongar by an overdose of Demerol. Jurors will continue deliberating Monday at 8:30 a.m.