Gosnell, a resident of West Philadelphia, was charged on January 14, 2011 with 263 crimes, including first-degree murder in the deaths of four babies. Prosecutors allege Gosnell delivered the babies alive during abortion procedures and then killed them by snipping their spinal cords with scissors. The 72-year-old is also charged with third-degree murder in the of former patient Karnamaya Mongar. Mongar, 41, died after she was given a lethal dose of pain killers and anesthesia during a 2009 abortion procedure at Gosnell’s West Philadelphia clinic, the Women’s Medical Society. The former doctor’s defense attorney has argued Gosnell would inject a drug into his patients’ uterus to stop the fetuses’ hearts before they were delivered. The majority of the 268 charges levied against Gosnell are related to alleged Pennsylvania abortion-law violations. Prosecutors say Gosnell regularly performed late-term abortions on babies older than 24 weeks — the cutoff age in Pennsylvania.He also committed abortions in Delaware, but Delaware officials seem content with his license being pulled while PA completed the heavy work. His Pennsylvania Crimes were discovered during a DEA raid for allegedly giving out drugs illegally. They found a lot more than they bargained they would find.
Gosnell and O’Neil were convicted in their parts in their late term abortion scheme. Gosnell was found guilty of murder in multiple counts for killing a few babies after they were born alive.