Justina Pelletier Heading Home After 16-Month Medical Custody Battle

June 18, 2014 6:28 PM

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Justina Pelletier Heading Home After 16-Month Medical Custody Battle

Justina Pelletier can head home to West Hartford, Conn., after a 16-month tug-of-war between her parents, Massachusetts state officials and doctors, a juvenile court judge has ruled.

"I am ecstatic,” the 16-year-old’s father, Lou Pelletier, told ABC News today. “I was food shopping and heading back to my office and my wife’s phone number showed up on the cell phone. It was Justina. She said, ‘Daddy, daddy, I am coming home.’”

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