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Nov 10, 2011 8:29 AM by Kate Richards

5th guilty plea for Philly abortion case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A woman who killed a newborn and fatally overdosed a woman at a Philadelphia abortion clinic has pleaded guilty to murder charges and agreed to testify against her employer.

Forty-three-year-old Lynda Williams pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of third-degree murder. She had been charged in a disturbing grand jury report that alleged ghastly conduct at the Women's Medical Center operated by Dr. Kermit Gosnell.

Authorities say babies born alive at Gosnell's clinic were routinely killed by having their spinal cords severed with scissors. Williams, of Wilmington, Del., was charged in one of those deaths and the fatal drug overdose of a 41-year-old pregnant refugee in 2009.

Four of the nine other suspects charged in the case have already pleaded guilty. Gosnell has denied any wrongdoing.

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