Breaking: A Judge Just Ordered Justina Pelletier To Be Returned To Family

After more than a year of separation, a Massachusetts judge ruled this week that 16-year-old Justina Pelletier will be reunited with her family Wednesday.

The teen was stripped from her family when officials disagreed with her parents’ medical decisions, despite the fact that they were simply following the guidelines of her physicians. Tuesday’s decision is a sharp contrast to the judge’s ruling earlier this year, in which he granted permanent custody of Justina to the state’s Department of Children and Families.

In his ruling, he determined that “circumstances have changed” and that “custody of Justina is returned to her parents, Lou and Linda Pelletier.”

Family attorney Philip Moran issued a statement celebrating the development.

“It’s a wonderful feeling to see that this little girl will be able to go home. She will be home with her parents, sisters, pets and friends. Hopefully we’ll see major progress because this is what she really needs.”

Events have been leading toward this conclusion in recent weeks. In May, state officials decided to relocate Justina to a facility in her home state of Connecticut. Unfortunately for the family, however, that location was about the same distance away from them as the Massachusetts facility from which she was being relocated.

Justina was able to visit her parents for Father’s Day recently and during a temporary trip to her home the previous week. Prior to these respites, visitation was limited to one hour per week under strict supervision.

According to messages she was able to smuggle to her parents, Justina was being deprived of basic needs including educational and religious resources.

Though Suffolk County Juvenile Court Judge Joseph Johnston was set to hand down the next ruling in the case Friday, the good news came a few days early for the Pelletier family.

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Comments

  1. jb80538 says:

    This was breaking news 2 days ago.

  2. Edwardkoziol says:

    Holy batshit a judge with actually some brains.He must have been a conservative to come up with the right ruling.The liberals would screw the family unless you were an illegal.

  3. David F. says:

    The Judge reversed his ruling I'd be willing to bet because the other Judge that would have handed down his decision on Friday would have overturned the Original Judges decision along with some very strongly worded rebuttal of the Original Judge along with a probability of the 2nd Judge demanding an Ethics investigation.

  4. I'm thrilled that Justina will finally be returning,home to.Be with her family were she belongs and never,should have.Been taken away from extremely caring and loving parents!!!

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