The PJ Tatler

Prosecutors seek death penalty for Gosnell

Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the Pennsylvania abortionist/serial killer whose unregulated abortion mill became a true house of horror, certainly deserves it. He would deserve the worst that just about any medieval monarch could throw at him.

Tasha Jamerson, spokeswoman for Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams indicated prosecutors will file formal notice today that they are considering seeking the death penalty but it is not a final decision that the death penalty will be pursued. Although the state of Pennsylvania has 217 death-penalty convictions on record, no one since Gary Heidnik in 1999 has been executed under the state law, according to Fox News.

Gosnell plead not guilty today at the arraignment hearing, where Gosnell’s lawyer, Jack McMahon, called the death penalty pursuit a waste.

Gosnell is 70 and Pennsylvania hasn’t executed anyone since 1999, so he isn’t likely to actually get executed. This seems to be a tactic to get those Gosnell staffers who have also been charged in the crimes to talk and tell prosecutors more about what they know and saw. Several of them are likely to face the death penalty as well.