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Haleigh's stepfather guilty of child abuse

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A jury in Springfield, Mass., has convicted the stepfather of Haleigh Poutre of child abuse, court officials say.

Jury selection under way in Poutre case

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A judge says several potential jurors for the Massachusetts abuse case against 14-year-old Haleigh Poutre's stepfather are not impartial enough to be chosen.

State: No testimony for brain-damaged girl

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A prosecutor for Hampden County, Mass., says a brain-damaged girl shouldn't testify in an abuse case against her stepfather.

Once-comatose girl may testify in case

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Massachusetts say a brain-damaged girl once nearly taken off life support while in a coma should be allowed to testify against her stepfather.

Brain-damaged girl able to talk to police

BOSTON, April 29 (UPI) -- A 14-year-old Massachusetts girl who suffered brain damage from alleged parental abuse was able to give police a statement from her hospital room.

'Brain dead' Mass. girl shows responses

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- One day after Massachusetts' Supreme Court ruled doctors could remove the feeding tube from a brain-damaged 11-year-old girl, she showed signs of response.
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