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Texas judge denies family’s request to keep 9-year-old daughter on life support

Texas judge denies family’s request to keep 9-year-old daughter on life support

A Texas judge has denied a family’s request to extend a temporary restraining order keeping their 9-year-old-daughter on life support.

Following an hours long hearing on Wednesday in Tarrant County’s 17th District Court in Fort Worth, Judge Melody Wilkinson ruled that Payton Summons’ parents did not meet the burden of proof for an injunction, according to the family’s lawyer, CNN reported.

Following the tests, doctors began the process of removing her from life support after tests showed the girl had no brain activity.

Payton’s attending physician told the court that she meets the legal requirements of brain death, although she has not yet been declared brain dead because of the temporary restraining order.

Following the hearing, the family’s lawyer told reporters that the family has not yet decided whether or not they would file a new restraining order, according to CNN.

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