Pa. doctor could face death penalty

Charged in 8 deaths, including 7 newborns, at a clinic

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Dr. Gosnell was arrested in January after a drug raid at his clinic. Federal agents discovered a freezer stuffed with bags of fetal remains, as well as jars of baby feet on a shelf in the filthy, bloodstained building. Investigators contend the doctor had killed the seven newborns by delivering them live and then snapping their spines with scissors.

Dr. Gosnell is being held without bail awaiting trial. Six other defendants also face charges. All had some role at the Women’s Medical Society clinic, which served mostly low-income minority women.

This article is based in part on wire service reports.

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