Brother of woman who died in abortion clinic testifies

April 16, 2013 at 5:00 PM

PHILADELPHIA, April 16 (UPI) -- The brother of a woman who died in the Philadelphia abortion clinic of Dr. Kermit Gosnell described the chaos in the clinic at Gosnell's murder trial Tuesday.

Damber Ghalley told the court he brought his sister Karamaya Mongar to the clinic for an abortion in 2009, and was informed afterward, "He (Gosnell) said the procedure was done but your sister's heart stopped."

Ghalley then explained the chaos at the clinic as firefighters and paramedics arrived to transport Mongar, 41, to a hospital, noting firefighters needed bolt cutters to open an emergency exit.

Gosnell, 72, is on trial for one count of third-degree murder in Mongar's death, and seven counts of first-degree murder of infants allegedly born alive during abortion procedures and allegedly killed by Gosnell, using scissors to cut their spinal chords, the news website philly.com reported.

Mongar died at University of Pennsylvania Hospital the day after the procedure, and prosecutors allege she died when Gosnell's untrained staff gave her an overdose of Demerol to anesthetize her.

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