Erick Munoz's attorney Heather King gives a statement outside the courtroom after a judge's ruling in his wife's life or death case at the Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Tom Fox)
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A very public battle over the fate of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman and her fetus has ended quietly and privately, as she has been taken off life support and her family prepares for her burial.John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth complied Sunday with a judge's order to pull any life-sustaining treatment from Marlise Munoz, who was declared brain-dead in November, but kept on machines for the sake of her fetus, now at 23 weeks' gestation.Munoz was removed from the machines afterward and allowed to die. Munoz's husband, Erick Munoz, sued the hospital because it would not remove life support as he said his wife would have wanted in such a situation.
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