1. House of Horrors

    3 Gosnell Murder Charges Dropped

    FILE - In this undated photo released by the Philadelphia District Attorney's office, Dr. Kermit Gosnell is shown.  Gosnell is going on trial on eight counts of murder. Jury selection is set to start Monday, March 4, 2013 in the death penalty case of Gosnell, who is charged with eight counts of murder. Opening statements are scheduled for March 14.  Philadelphia prosecutors have charged Gosnell with killing a pregnant refugee and seven viable newborns. The 72-year-old Gosnell has pleaded not guilty.  (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department via Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, File)

    Dr. Kermit Gosnell. (Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, via AP)

    Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell will face five counts of murder instead of eight, now that the judge has thrown out three charges. Gosnell was charged with killing babies immediately after delivering them, as well as killing one woman through a drug overdose, but the judge has tossed three of the infant deaths. It’s not clear why, but defense lawyers had asked the charges be dismissed for lack of evidence. When police raided Gosnell’s clinic in 2010, they found such a gruesome scene that it’s been labeled a “house of horrors.”



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