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The Latest: Parents Want to Take Charlie Gard Home to Die

The Latest: Parents Want to Take Charlie Gard Home to Die

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 09:38 AM

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the court hearing on critically ill British baby Charlie Gard (all times local):

2:30 p.m.

A lawyer for the parents of baby Charlie Gard has told a judge their last wish is to take their critically ill son home to die.

Grant Armstrong said Chris Gard and Connie Yates have held discussions with Great Ormond Street Hospital about sending Charlie home, but that there were obstacles.

Yates was in court for the hearing before judge Nicholas Francis.

On Monday the couple abandoned their months-long battle to take Charlie to the United States for experimental treatment.

Charlie suffers from mitochondrial depletion syndrome, a rare genetic disease, and cannot breathe unassisted. His parents accept that his condition has deteriorated to the point where the experimental treatment would not work.

12:45 p.m.

Lawyers in the case involving critically ill infant Charlie Gard are to returning to Britain's High Court for a hearing, a day after the baby's parents said they were dropping their long legal battle to get him experimental treatment.

The subject of Tuesday's hearing was not immediately clear.

Attorneys representing the 11-month-old's parents and Great Ormond Street Hospital will appear before Judge Nicholas Francis, who had presided over the case revolving around the family's wish to seek medical treatment in the United States. The London hospital opposed that, saying it would not help and cause Charlie suffering.

Parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates abandoned their bid for the experimental treatment on Monday, saying that time had run out for the child suffering from mitochondrial depletion syndrome, a rare genetic disease.

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The Latest on the court hearing on critically ill British baby Charlie Gard (all times local):2:30 p.m.A lawyer for the parents of baby Charlie Gard has told a judge their last wish is to take their critically ill son home to die.Grant Armstrong said Chris Gard and Connie...
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