Judge orders Calif. teen off life support

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Updated: 12/24/2013 4:42 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (Mynews4.com & KRNV) - A judge has ordered that the Northern California teen declared brain dead after a tonsillectomy be taken off life support. Jahi McMath's family has until 5 p.m. on December 30 to file an appeal, and until then she will remain on life support.

The judge issued the order after Dr. Paul Graham Fisher, the chief of child neurology at Stanford University School of Medicine, testified that McMath is indeed brain dead. He was the second doctor to reach that conclusion.

The Children's Hospital of Oakland has asked the girl be taken off life support, but McMath's family wants to keep her connected to the breathing machine.
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Jenster - 12/24/2013 11:06 PM
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She's dead - let her go.

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