Justina Pelletier's parents win custody; 16-year-old finally goes home after 16 months in Massachusetts state care

June 18, 2014 7:15 PM

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Justina Pelletier's parents win custody; 16-year-old finally goes home after 16 months in Massachusetts state care

The Connecticut girl had been in Massachusetts state custody since February 2013, when doctors at a Boston hospital accused her parents of neglect and overmedication. Justina was released Wednesday. 'I'm so happy. I'm so excited, oh, my gosh,' she said.

Justina Pelletier is finally home, effectively ending a 16-month custody battle between the state of Massachusetts and her Connecticut family.

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