Mom 'Collapses' During Court Fight Over Sick Teen

Justina Pelletier's parents denied custody of their 15-year-old daughter.
3:00 | 02/26/14

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The news devastated. Her mother had a breakdown in the courthouse and needed medical attention. While her father yelled and openly wept in the -- -- she started to pass out we had to grab her hold her up she with on the floor. She was -- hysterical the family is trying here's what they want. They wanted to order -- down fifteen year old Justine appellate here is being moved from a DCF group home in -- him to a Foster home in Merrimac Massachusetts the parents it had limited visitation with Justine mother and father that. To see their daughter. In. Dire medical condition. And they're -- able to be able to take a photograph of her. And they're unable to have unsupervised visitation except for one hour week. Just -- of West Hartford, Connecticut was being treated at tufts medical center a year ago for a condition the parents believe runs in the family mitochondria disorder -- -- you know it's a disorder of -- -- cells develop the energy keeps alive. About with the Lucent just -- from -- to Children's Hospital Childress disagreed with them I don't diagnosis and reportedly. Accused the parents -- medical abuse. Just Dina has been with the state of her sentence she's getting no. Education at all. She's falling so far behind. Of where she was even a year ago.

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