The son of infamous Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell was sentenced to one to two years in jail Monday after he burglarized the home of three college students in 2014.
Barron Alexander, who changed his name after his father was put on trial for murdering late-term babies in his “house of horrors” abortion facility, said his father’s crimes may have influenced his bad behavior, the Metro reported.
“You don’t need specialized degrees to know he was acting out,” his defense lawyer Mary Maran told the judge in Alexander’s case.
The Metro news described the 2014 incident:
In 2014, Alexander entered the home of three college students, stealing a video game system and several games. He hid them behind a house, and then went back. He was trying to steal one of the victim’s cell phones from a bedroom when he woke up.
They started fighting, and Alexander grabbed a bayonet that was in the victim’s room and slashed him across the face.
A roommate woke up and opened fire. One bullet remains lodged in Alexander’s spine, and he walks with a cane to this day.
“I can’t imagine waking up in my sleep with someone trying to beat on me and take my stuff,” Alexander said.
Officially, Alexander was sentenced to 11 to 23 months for the crimes, but because he’d been in jail he was granted immediate parole.
[Common Pleas Court Judge Rayford] Means made re-enrolling in college and seeking medical treatment for his probation.
Alexander told the judge that he has no excuse for breaking into the home other than that he was very drunk at the time.
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The 23-year-old said the national attention to his father’s murder trial “slowly broke me down over time.” He said his grades in college dropped from a 3.7 GPA in his freshman year to a 2.5 his senior year, according to the news report.
This is the sad legacy of a young man whose father killed babies in his filthy abortion facility for decades and whose mother also spent time behind bars for her role in the horrific case.
In 2013, a jury convicted Kermit Gosnell of murdering three newborn babies and contributing to the death of a female patient, along with numerous other crimes. He will spend the rest of his life in prison.
In 2013, Pearl Gosnell was sentenced to seven to 23 months in prison for performing illegal abortions and racketeering.