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Gosnell's victims

The babies didn’t have names — only letters.

ALTHOUGH KERMIT Gosnell was tried for more than 250 crimes, the most serious counts he faced were for the first-degree murders of four babies (he was convicted of three) and the third-degree murder of patient Karnamaya Mongar (he was instead found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in Mongar's death).

The jury yesterday found Gosnell not guilty of murder in the death of Baby E, and the judge dismissed murder charges regarding Babies B, F and G after the prosecution rested last month.

* Baby A was born to a 17-year-old mother who was nearly 30 weeks pregnant. "He was breathing and moving when Dr. Gosnell severed his spine and put the body in a plastic shoebox for disposal," according to the grand-jury report that led to Gosnell's arrest. "The doctor joked that this baby was so big, he could 'walk me to the bus stop.' "

* Baby C was moving and breathing for 20 minutes before clinic worker Lynda Williams cut its spinal cord, former clinic employee Kareema Cross testified during the trial.

* Baby D, Cross told the court, was delivered in a toilet. The baby was 10 to 15 inches long, had a head the size of a "pancake" and appeared to be swimming in the toilet before clinic worker Adrienne Moton pulled it out and cut its neck, said Cross.

* Baby E made a sound similar to a cry before Gosnell slit the back of its neck, said Ashley Baldwin, another former clinic employee.

* Mongar, 41, was a wife, a mother of three and a grandmother who went to Gosnell's clinic for an abortion because her family could not afford another child. The Bhutan native had spent 20 years in a Nepal refugee camp before coming to the U.S. in July 2009.

She went into cardiac arrest during her Nov. 19, 2009, procedure after clinic workers gave her an overdose of the pain medication Demerol. She died the next day at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

-Mensah M. Dean