AKRON, Ohio, April 14 (UPI) -- A young Ohio mother and father are awaiting a judge's ruling on whether their brain-injured infant daughter can be removed from life support.
John Jones, 17, has gone to Summit County Probate Court in Akron to try to stop the mother, Deja Ruiz, 18, from taking 6-month-old Jada off life-support equipment, the Akron Beacon Journal reported Wednesday.
''He wants [his daughter] to be given every opportunity for any potential recovery that she has,'' said Pamela Hawkins, Jones's attorney.
Judge Bill Spicer held a hearing Tuesday and could rule on Jones's injunction request this week, the newspaper said.
Ruiz and her attorney had no comment after the hearing, the newspaper said.
Jones, meanwhile, maintains he is innocent of charges he caused the March 19 injuries that left his daughter hospitalized with severe brain damage and broken arms and legs. The child can't breathe on her own.
Neither parent has legal custody of Jada, who is in temporary custody of Children Services along with her twin sister and an older brother.