Parker Jensen to Meet with Judge Today

Parker Jensen to Meet with Judge Today

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- The 12-year old at the center of a bitter court dispute over the treatment of his cancer will meet with a judge today.

Parker Jensen is scheduled to meet with Juvenile Court Judge Robert Yeates this afternoon in his chambers.

Parker 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.

The Jensens fled Utah when the state intervened and ordered Parker turned over to state custody to receive the treatment. The couple was charged with felony kidnapping which was later dropped after they made an agreement with the state to see a new doctor. The D-C-F-S also agreed not to force chemotherapy, but the judge could still order it.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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