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Justina Pelletier to Stay in Massachusetts, Judge Says

The Massachusetts DCF has custody of the 15-year-old West Hartford resident under the judge's ruling.

Credit: Patch File Photo
Credit: Patch File Photo

Judge Joseph Johnston issued his ruling today — West Hartford teenager Justina Pelletier will remain in the custody of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, the Boston Globe reports.

Judge Johnston’s ruling was on an agreement presented by the Pelletier’s attorney, that Justina be allowed to leave a facility in Framingham, Mass. and go home with her parents, provided she receives suitable medical care and schooling, according to Boston.com.


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Elaine M Coyle April 26, 2014 at 08:21 PM
The home of Harvard, MIT & known for excellence in all areas seems to have lost its proverbial mind. Are all the sane citizens on sabbatical? It is overtime to sue the individuals involved in this case & publish their names for the world to see. Never should any of these people have positions of authority again. They should be fired without retirement. The judge should at least be exposed to the public.
MAC April 29, 2014 at 06:16 PM
The Boston Children's Hospital unit (there for decades) determined to find parents guilty of medical abuse of their children is a disgrace and needs to be severely sanctioned in this case!!! They have committed medical malpractice in not allowing Justina to be seen by her OWN DOCTORS until just very recently! In January last year Justina was ice skating; and now she is confined to a wheel chair and has not even been attending school!!----------------------------------------------------------------- It is MA DCF and Boston Children's Hospital that have committed ABUSE!!

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