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Parker Jensen Meets with Judge

Parker Jensen Meets with Judge

Posted - Oct. 17, 2003 at 4:20 p.m.



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Shelley Osterloh ReportingThe 12-year old at the center of a bitter court dispute over the treatment of his cancer met this afternoon with the judge who'll decide his fate.

Parker Jensen was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma back in May. His parents have refused chemotherapy as a treatment because they believe it may be too harsh, stunting his growth and leaving him sterile.

Today the judge wanted to hear from Parker. He first met with the guardian ad litem, attorneys from all sides and Parker's parents for about 15-20 minutes. Then with Parker.

Leaving the meeting, no one made any comment about the proceedings today. One interesting note though, Parker now has his own attorney, separate from the attorney representing his parents in their medical neglect charges.

Things appear to be moving forward. The medical neglect trial is still set for November 17.

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