In this March 8, 2010 photo, Dr. Kermit Gosnell is seen during an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News at his attorney’s office in
In this March 8, 2010 photo, Dr. Kermit Gosnell is seen during an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News at his attorney's office in Philadelphia. Gosnell, an abortion doctor who catered to minorities, immigrants and poor women at the Women's Medical Society, started trial Monday, March 18, 2013, on eight counts of murder, but prosecutors say he's not the only person to blame for the deaths. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Yong Kim, File)

PHILADELPHIA - A medical receptionist says an unlicensed doctor fled out a back door the night of an FBI raid on a Philadelphia clinic.

Witness Tina Baldwin has testified Thursday at the trial of abortion provider Kermit Gosnell and unlicensed doctor Eileen O'Neill. Gosnell is charged with killing a patient and seven babies, while O'Neill is charged with billing as a doctor.

Baldwin says O'Neill cared about the elderly patients she saw for high blood pressure and diabetes problems. But she says O'Neill wrote prescriptions on a pre-signed pad, even when Gosnell was not working.

On cross-examination, she acknowledged Gosnell often stopped at the clinic on days off. The defense hopes to suggest Gosnell could have authorized the prescriptions.

Baldwin also says that O'Neill called her just after the February 2010 clinic raid to say she had slipped out the back.



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