Breaking: Gosnell jury says it is hung on two counts; Update: Jury resumes deliberations

The jury reports it is hung on two counts; No word yet which counts are at issue.

Verdict watch continues in the case of abortionist Kermit Gosnell and his house of horrors.

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

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We continue to pray that justice will be served.

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The judge will reportedly ask them to try again.

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Oh, no evil smile?

  • CatHerder

    How many counts of murder is he charged with, anybody know?

    • http://twitter.com/Gator_Country Stephen K

      He was originally charged with eight counts of murder, IIRC; one against the woman who died, and seven against babies. The judge threw out two or three of the counts against the babies, though.

      ETA – J.D. Mullane just tweeted that Gosnell faces five murder charges, one adult and four babies.

      • journogal

        Thanks! I miscounted the babies.

        • http://twitter.com/Gator_Country Stephen K

          I lost count myself. The judge threw some out, then reinstated one and maybe threw out another.

    • journogal

      I want to think it’s four counts, three babies and one adult.

      • CatHerder

        That’s what I came up with, thanks. So, even if it’s two counts of murder they’re hung on, two counts remain.

        • journogal

          To me it’s cut and dry, but then again, I am not on the jury. Wonder what the hold out is. However, the other account 200 – plus accounts can land him in jail for a long, long time, which is good. I rather read that his spine was snipped, but you know, what can you do.

          • digitalPimple

            Just cause he has 200 counts does not mean the jury found for the prosecution…

          • journogal

            true…I am going by what someone said in the Twitter account above.

    • Thought Criminal #1

      I believe 4 or 5

  • nc

    Counts have already been thrown out, now two are hung. What the heck is going on there?

  • mdtljt

    I wouldn’t want to be a juror on this case if he is acquitted of ANY count …

  • http://twitter.com/Gator_Country Stephen K

    Jury entered the courtroom about 5 minutes ago (approx. 11:15 EDT).

    ETA – the judge sent them back to deliberations. Still no word about which counts they’re hung on.

  • prlgrl

    It could also be a disagreement over murder vs manslaughter, IIRC there are a couple instances of Gosnell being charged with both for the same death due to uncertainty by the DA as to which it truly was.

  • BAW

    I don’t remember ever seeing exactly what all he was charged with. I read what the Grand Jury recommended but I don’t think that was exactly what the prosecutor charged.

  • BAW

    I don’t remember ever seeing exactly what all he was charged with. I read what the Grand Jury recommended but I don’t think that was exactly what the prosecutor charged.

  • walterc

    Not sure what they could be hung up on. I would have figured ten minutes to convict on all counts and spend an hour having one last free meal.

  • walterc

    Not sure what they could be hung up on. I would have figured ten minutes to convict on all counts and spend an hour having one last free meal.

  • Jennifer

    Verdict in…just announced. Pray for justice!