Yesterday, the judge in the Kermit Gosnell trial received heavy criticism for dropping nine counts against Gosnell, including three counts of first-degree murder. Today he admitted he made a mistake:
Common pleas court Judge Jeffrey Minehart admitted he “erred” when dropping the murder charge for Baby C, who was killed in an abortion-infanticide when he was a victim of an attempted abortion but was born alive and tossed in a shoe box, with Gosnell staffers confirming they saw him breathing for 20 minutes.
I’m going to withhold judgment for now and just say: That’s a pretty damn serious mistake to make. But even with Baby C reinstated, Life News reports that another charge is now off the table:
During this morning’s trial hearing, Judge Minehart also dismissed murder charges regarding ”Baby F,” who was seen by Gosnell staffers making a single leg movement after birth and before Gosnell employees snipped the infant’s neck.
I suppose a single leg movement is significantly less evidence than 20 minutes of breathing. But still, there’s something unsettling about a judge allowing a baby’s neck to be snipped in some cases but not others. Such is the madness of the Kermit Gosnell trial and our current abortion laws.
The defense rested earlier today without calling Gosnell to the stand. Closing arguments are scheduled for Monday. The jury will then be charged on Tuesday. How quickly will we get a verdict? My guess would be slowly, due to the number of charges and controversial issues surrounding the case.
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