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Fox News alert the jury has reached a verdict in the case of doctor Kermit -- now we continue to await.
Exactly what that verdict is we do not now but he is facing several counts of first degree murder.
Along with other charges and a colleague of his is facing charges as well this is possibly.
A death penalty case folks if he is found.
-- guilty of these verdicts so.
What is likely to happen.
What's the jury reads -- tells us what it has decided joining me now we're at least we'll with the Fox News legal analyst.
And a former federal prosecutor and mark our -- she's a criminal defense attorney cross itself.
All right so if the jury finds him guilty -- this is a death penalty.
Eligible crime right what will happen next.
-- of the boat that'll happen right there in the scene is that the judge will -- all the jurors to make sure that they have all agreed to their verdicts and you're right the golf through the aggravated murder the murder counts first and -- the lesser degree murder captured a very blessed to -- -- a lot of them.
If we get is the first degree murder counts that echoes the penalty phase which is going to be.
Under with the jury in this case because of death penalty case in this country goes before the same jury probably the same -- probably not a departure but it's not a judge decision.
So go to the jury decide whether or not it's life in prison without possibility of parole or the death penalty -- What now what if he is acquitted mark we were told that this jury came out earlier today and said we are deadlocked on two of the charges and we don't know which to -- 258 total.
Could be to nothing charges you know I -- in the relative scale of things or could be.
-- had two with a murder -- we don't not but if they are if they have decided to acquit this man.
What then happens.
-- he walks free like every defendant accused of crimes in the United States.
Again the accusations.
Are merely those they have to be proven to -- and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt if the evidence -- -- there he walks out if he does walk out it's probably because they did not believe the witnesses who claim that repeatedly with standard operating procedure that they would -- The spines of babies there are literally born alive.
I know I idea I -- I wrestle with this case because we -- -- -- -- a bit the viewers what he was accused -- and yet it's the middle of the afternoon people watch this program with their kids for us so we just.
Want to be careful.
-- -- -- -- His medical license was suspended.
After the initial -- they've they raided his clinic an elite because they thought they might be over dispensing medications improperly suspended.
But not revoked.
And what happens to it if he's acquitted.
Well if he's acquitted make it -- right if he's acquitted he's -- -- walk back on the street and you can ask for his license back in the suspension is is not a relocation.
So if he's acquitted her all counts -- I really don't think that's what's gonna happen but if he's acquitted on all counts he could be back to practicing medicine tomorrow.
I'll come on I mean if not tomorrow it is there any chance he gets his medical license back in the wake of this testimony of the -- I I cancel on I can't imagine him I have an idea that -- different -- -- break.
That there is there is a difference between proof beyond a reasonable doubt to the highest standard under the law.
And this standard required to keep your license if there's issues that are raised I think -- might have some trouble in the licensing arena -- and I --
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