Sentencing put off for Pa. abortion clinic workers

FILE - In this undated photo provided by the Philadelphia District Attorney's office, Dr. Kermit Gosnell is shown. Philadelphia prosecutors have rested after five weeks of evidence against Gosnell, an abortion provider charged with killing a patient and seven babies. The move comes after a whistleblower said she saw more than 10 babies breathe before they were killed at Dr. Kermit Gosnell's clinic.  (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department via Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, File)
FILE - In this undated photo provided by the Philadelphia District Attorney's office, Dr. Kermit Gosnell is shown. Philadelphia prosecutors have rested after five weeks of evidence against Gosnell, an abortion provider charged with killing a patient and seven babies. The move comes after a whistleblower said she saw more than 10 babies breathe before they were killed at Dr. Kermit Gosnell's clinic. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department via Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman who pleaded guilty to charges stemming from her work at a corrupt, grimy Philadelphia abortion clinic is going home after being jailed for 28 months.

Thirty-six-year-old Adrienne Moton had pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and other charges. The clinic’s owner, Dr. Kermit Gosnell, was convicted this month of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies born alive.

Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner said Wednesday that he’s sending Moton home and she has shown remorse for her crimes.

In an emotionally wrought statement, Moton told the court she thought she was helping women but never thought about the babies at Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s clinic.

Sentencing was postponed until June 24 for two other clinic workers who have federal drug charges pending.

 

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