Woman gets probation in Gosnell abortion clinic case

    A former abortion clinic worker will spend a year on probation after pleading guilty to perjury and testifying against her former boss at his Philadelphia murder trial.

    Elizabeth Hampton is the first of several co-defendants being sentenced this week after testifying against Dr. Kermit Gosnell.

    Gosnell is serving life in prison after a jury convicted him this month of killing three babies born alive at his clinic.

    The 55-year-old Hampton is a one-time foster sister to Gosnell’s third wife, Pearl. She admitted lying to a grand jury about a patient’s 2009 overdose death.

    Hampton and her husband worked low-level jobs at the clinic and rented their house from Gosnell.

    Pearl Gosnell is set to be sentenced Wednesday for performing illegal, third-term abortions.

    Two other former employees are also scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday by Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner.

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