April 19th, 2013

Judge ends parents’ rights in starved boy case

By Logan Lafferty

A judge has terminated the parental rights of a Minnesota couple accused of starving their 8-year-old adopted son, calling him the victim of preventable circumstances…Westphal wrote he was sad that his order once again "leaves him without adults that he can call mom and dad." The boy has been with foster parents since getting out of the Mayo Clinic last November, the judge wrote, and they've indicated a willingness to adopt him. His eating habits seem normal, his growth is catching up and he's attending second grade, he said.

 

MPR by Steve Karnowski

Tags: foster parents, legal, Legal / Leadership, MPR, parental rights, starving

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