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March 3, 2006

Haleigh Poutre Update

Topics: Euthanasia

Gov. Mitt Romney's investigation:

Gov. Mitt Romney on Friday granted a two-week extension to a commission he appointed and originally gave 30 days to investigate how the state handled the case of an 11-year-old Westfield girl allegedly beaten into a coma by her adoptive mother and stepfather.

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Haleigh Poutre has been in state custody since she was hospitalized in September, when authorities say she was beaten into a coma by her adoptive mother -- who later died in what authorities said was an apparent murder-suicide with her grandmother -- and stepfather.

About a week after taking custody, the Department of Social Services sought permission to remove her from life support when her doctors said she was in a persistent vegetative state.

This needs to stay in the public eye!

Posted by tim at March 3, 2006 5:50 PM


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