Wife: I’m sorry for trusting Pa. abortion doctor

1:52 pm | May 29, 2013

PHILADELPHIA — The wife of a Philadelphia abortion doctor who helped out at his corrupt, grimy clinic has been sentenced to seven to 23 months in prison.

Fifty-one-year-old Pearl Gosnell says she’s sorry for trusting her husband, who was convicted of murder this month in the deaths of three babies born alive at his clinic. Pearl Gosnell had pleaded guilty to racketeering and performing an illegal abortion.

She says her husband, Kermit, is a coward for not speaking at his trial or apologizing.

The judge gave her credit Wednesday for nearly three months she spent in jail after her arrest.

Sentencing was postponed for three other former clinic workers who have unresolved federal drug charges. A fourth employee, who pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and other charges, is going home after being jailed for 28 months.

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