Family says final goodbyes to Marlise Muñoz

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Posted on January 25, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Relatives spent the day Saturday saying their final goodbyes to Marlise Muñoz .

Family members told News 8 that Muñoz will not be removed from life support on Saturday.  She was 14 weeks' pregnant when her husband Erick found her unconscious in their Haltom City home in late November.

District Judge R.H. Wallace ruled Friday that John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth should halt its efforts to keep Muñoz alive, as requested in a lawsuit by her husband, who said he was following her wishes. The hospital was given a 5 p.m. Monday deadline.

The hospital stated that it was only complying with a Texas law designed to protect the life of an unborn fetus. Erick Muñoz and his lawyers argued that the law did not apply to a person who was dead.

 

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