Friday, October 14, 2005

New Judge for Katie Wernecke coming

"Juvenile Court Judge Carl Lewis stepped aside Thursday in the case of 13-year-old cancer patient Katie Wernecke."

"Last month, Lewis barred Katie's father from visiting her after state officials, who are overseeing her care, complained that he was interfering with her treatment. The Texas Supreme Court overruled Lewis' decision and granted her father restricted visitation rights.

"The Supreme Court's order maintains neither parent will have access to Katie if it is [to] deter treatment. All contact must be scheduled ahead of time and in cooperation with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

"In a cover letter attached to his order, Lewis said that ruling played a role in his decision." ...

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