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Sentencing put off for Pa. abortion clinic workers

May 29th, 2013 12:49 pm by MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press

Sentencing put off for Pa. abortion clinic workers

In this May 1, 2013 photo, Dr. Kermit Gosnell's former facility, the Women's Medical Society, is shown in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PHILADELPHIA — Sentencing has been postponed for three women who pleaded guilty to charges stemming from their work at a corrupt, grimy Philadelphia abortion clinic whose owner was convicted of killing babies born alive.

A judge rescheduled the sentencing dates Wednesday for 43-year-old Lynda Williams, 53-year-old Sherry West and 47-year-old Tina Baldwin because the women still have unresolved federal drug charges.

Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted this month of first-degree murder in three infant deaths, and involuntary manslaughter in the death of a patient who was given a fatal overdose of painkillers.

West and Baldwin are now scheduled to be sentenced June 24. Williams is due in court July 1.

Thirty-six-year-old Adrienne Moton, who pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and other charges, is going home after being jailed for 28 months.

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