Boston, MA—Moments ago, Judge Johnson signed an order releasing Justina Pelletier to her parents, Lou and Linda Pelletier!
“We are thrilled that Justina will finally be returning home tomorrow,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “The family looks forward to putting this 16-month nightmare behind them. Justina and her family now begin the process of healing both physically, emotionally, and spiritually.”
“I find that the parties have shown by credible evidence that circumstances have changed since the adjudication on Dec. 20, 2013, that Justina is a child in need of care and protection pursuant to G.L. c. 199, 24-26.,” Judge Joseph Johnston wrote in the ruling. “Effective Wednesday, June 18, 2014, this care and protection petition is dismissed and custody of Justina is returned to her parents, Lou and Linda Pelletier.”
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