Judge's Order Leads To Release Of Conn. Teen Held In Mass. Dispute

A Connecticut teenager at the center of a custody dispute based on conflicting medical diagnoses was returned to her parents on Wednesday morning. The decision came after a Massachusetts judge on Tuesday, June 17 ordered the release of Justina Pelletier, of West Hartford who had been the focal point of a 16-month, two-state dispute that revolved around whether she had a disease of the cellular system or a psychological disorder.

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  • Patrick McCabe

    While families can end up in this predicament, what cannot happen, yet did was that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts took custody of a child that was a resident of Connecticut.

    This action was completely contrary to the law, and a driving reason behind why the Commonwealth worked to get the case out of Massachusetts.

    The Pellitiers were saved when they choose to go to social media to tell their story, even with a gag order in place.

    This is an example of why these care and protection cases need to stop being closed to the public. The public is the only thing that can try and keep these judges from going too crazy.

    Early in the case the Pellitiers were taken in by people that claimed that they were trying to help them. Hopefully they have learned from that.

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