District Judge R.H. Wallace ruled Friday afternoon the brain-dead, pregnant mother being kept alive at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth should be removed from life support.

Marlise Muñoz' husband, Erick Muñoz, filed a lawsuit against John Peter Smith Hospital seeking to remove life support from his wife. He said Marlise was clear about her wishes not to be kept alive in that state.


The judge agreed, saying the state law does not apply to Marlise Muñoz "because she is deceased." Judge Wallace said Mrs. Muñoz must be removed from life support by 5 p.m. Monday.

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