Gosnell closing arguments begin: Courtroom packed, Kermit Gosnell smiling; Update: Sickening arguments; ‘a tsunami of hype’

Again, evil smiles.

Closing arguments are being heard today in the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Some reporters are tweeting from the scene.

The courtroom is packed.

That is a big change of scene from the start of the trial: J.D. Mullane reported and tweeted a photo of the empty media seats back then. The power of Twitter, aided by Mr. Mullane’s fierce and tireless reporting, shamed the media into showing up.

More smiles. After weeks of graphic, heartbreaking and horrifying testimony.

Twitchy will continue to monitor this story and update with further developments.

Update: Reports tweet first-hand reports of the closing arguments.


Twitchy will continue to monitor for further developments.


Full Twitchy coverage of the Kermit Gosnell trial

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    In this climate, in this country, there will probably be jury nullification. I have no faith in this system anymore.

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      My faith in Truth & Justice is waning as well. >:^(

    • wwbdinct

      I became cynical after OJ but nothing prepared me to see Casey Anthony get acquitted! I’ll be shocked if he is found guilty……

      • BlahBlah

        Casey Anthony was acquitted because there was zero direct evidence connecting her to the murder of the little girl. As despicable as it may seem, that is the law. On the other hand there was a ton of circumstantial evidence but her parents lied on the stand to help out. The jury really had no choice here. Gosnell is another story entirely.

  • CatHerder

    Snip his spine with bolt cutters and flush him.

    • Elaine

      I’ve never been very violent but I sure would love to SMACK that smile off his murderous face. Sick, evil excuse for a human being!

      • trixiewoobeans

        He seems super cool and assured, like he’s in no way worried… like he knows something we don’t…and I dunno, the way things “happen” with this bunch, maybe he does.

    • Clayton Grant

      Snipping a spine is considered merciful in his world. A slower death would would feel more like justice for this scum of humanity.

      • angeleyez

        Put him in the solution.

        • Clayton Grant

          Putting him in the solution IS the solution.

    • http://www.facebook.com/christie.denney.7 Christie Denney

      But not before perforating his intestine and leaving him in agonizing pain before finally ending his pathetic life.

  • Legal Immigrant in TX

    This man is pure evil.

  • Lady 12

    This makes me think of that scene in Untouchables, where Al Capone is smiling, and then the judge is like, “Switch the juries.”

    • camnpat

      We have to see if we have an Elliot Ness in the picture, though.

      • Lady 12

        We’d need a Nitti, too.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    Gosnell’s trial began on March 18th, and they’re giving closing arguments. The Jodi Arias spectacle started on January 2nd, and it’s still going. Gosnell was arrested in 2011, while Arias was arrested in 2008.

    • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

      “Move along; nothing to see here.”

    • Lady 12

      Forgive my ignorance, but who’s Jedi Arias?

      • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

        A stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder, I believe.

        As for who Jodi Arias is, well…ignorance is bliss.

        • Lady 12

          Okay…. That would be why the name wasn’t showing up on a Google search. My bad.

          • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

            My bad for bringing her any new attention.

  • Republicanvet

    Is there a list of media in attendance? It would be interesting to see who is there …and what actually gets reported by them.

    Business decisions, you know.

  • Joe W.

    He’ll be acquitted a la O.J. and he’ll make a million off of Hollyweird for his movie rights.

    • camnpat

      I can see it already: “… the story of a small inner city doctor trying to help others in a world that doesn’t accept him…” Cue images of the actor playing him crying in front of a cross in a church, a violent protest outside of his clinic with signs about his race and some “Christian” reference, him crying out of joy holding a baby in his arms, and so forth.

    • Shawn Smith

      Redford has a movie now essentially justifying Boudin, Ayers & Dohrn, so yeah, that sounds about right.

  • barney59

    What can you say… horrors…

  • HARP2

    Somebody wipe the smile off his face.

    • ZoriahShepard

      I hope someone has a camera on him when his smug smile gets wiped off his face with a “Guilty” verdict. That’ll be a precious moment.

      • colchak

        By the grace of God do I hope you are right. And it better be the front page of all the papers.

  • http://twitter.com/HotRodFan899 Gary Freeman

    In this pro-abortion society we live in where people who kill babies are applauded while people who think all life is sacred are demonized, I don’t see this guy getting anything but a slap on the wrist. He’ll probably be butchering more post-birth babies this time next year. He’ll probably be guest of honor at Obama’s next Planned Parenthood speech.

  • Elaine

    NOW they all show up? Ready to report the “excuses” made for this disgusting murderer, I guess?

  • Shawn Smith

    Racist. Yeah, because the first question I had when I heard a man was murdering dozens of infants born alive was Is he white or black?

    • Torqued

      How can it be racist for a black “dr.” to kill black babies?

    • Torqued

      How can it be racist for a black “dr.” to kill black babies?

  • Shawn Smith

    Is it possible to get a sentence of death by torture? I’m not talking water-boarding here, I mean old-school: breaking on the wheel, red-hot pincers, the rack.

  • AaronHarrisinAlaska

    Even if he ends up getting off Scott free he won’t be getting away with it. We’ll see a repeat if what happened with Tiller

    • Torqued

      I hope so.

  • ELC

    I just hope he doesn’t get away with this. The man deserves lethal injection or better yet they should snip his spine. He’s disgusting and despicable. That smile he plasters on his face is beyond arrogant. He should be done away with in the same callous regard as those abortions he performed.

  • kateorjane

    If Gosnell is acquitted, no doubt the POTUS will be pleased that someone is still available to make sure young girls are not “punished with a baby.”

  • Monica Thompson

    Surely this man is a sociopath.

  • Barraman4evr

    No information all afternoon? Did the prosecution begin? Finish? What is happening?


    May Gosnell die as many deaths as he committed

  • Mamaelk09

    I honestly don’t know how the members of the jury can eat lunch without feeling sick.

  • Torqued

    If they weren’t alive, why did he feel the need to snip their spinal cords?
    It’s not a crime to practice medicine without a license? Well, I’m hanging up a shingle tomorrow then.

  • Karl Winrich

    Anybody else notice that the def attorney pulled out the elitist and race cards?

  • http://www.lidsamy.com/ Lidsamy

    this is all just so sickening.

  • http://www.lidsamy.com/ Lidsamy

    this is all just so sickening.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    The clear face of the devil.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    The clear face of the devil.