The Philadelphia abortion doctor charged with eight counts of murder in the deaths of seven infants and a female patient is due in court Wednesday after having his request for a court-appointed attorney denied.
On Friday, Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes advised Kermit Gosnell, who claimed he is destitute, to sell assets if necessary to hire a lawyer for his murder trial because he doesn't qualify for a public defender.
Gosnell made at least $1.8 million a year performing late-term abortions at his reportedly filthy Philadelphia clinic before the facility was shut down.
Prosecutors have records indicating that he and his wife have 16 properties, with one worth over $900,000. Gosnell also allegedly sold illegal prescription drugs to addicts in the community.