Judge Denies Request to Keep Texas Girl, 9, on Life Support


(Fox News) – A Texas girl will likely be removed from life support on Monday after a judge denied her family’s request to extend a temporary court order that was keeping her alive. Payton Summons, 9, was declared brain dead by doctors at Cook Children’s Medical Center after suffering a heart attack last month.

Her family had been granted a two-week temporary restraining order against the hospital on Oct. 1 to keep her on life support as they sought to facilitate a transfer to another hospital. On Wednesday, a judge declined the family’s request to mandate a second opinion and extend the restraining order past the Monday deadline.

“The Oct. 1 order was filed for more time to find a facility for her,” District Judge Melody Wilkinson said, according to The Star-Telegram. “Evidence presented that at least 28 places have been looked at and not one would care for her.” CONTINUE