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Allison Avrett (left) — the mother of Haleigh Poutre, with her mother, Sandi Sudyka — said she agreed with the court’s decision.

SJC says life support can end for alleged beating victim, 11

By Patricia Wen
Globe Staff / January 18, 2006

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The Supreme Judicial Court ruled yesterday that life-support systems for an 11-year-old Westfield girl can be removed, saying that the child, who has been in a vegetative state since an alleged beating by her adoptive mother and stepfather, should be able to ''pass away with dignity." (Full article: 1154 words)

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