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Brain dead teen Jahi McMath released from California hospital

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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2013 file photo, Nailah Winkfield, mother of 13-year-old Jahi McMath, cries before a courtroom hearing regarding McMath, in Oakland, Calif. McMath remains on life support at Children's Hospital Oakland over a week after doctors declared her brain dead, following a supposedly routine tonsillectomy.

 It's been almost a month since 13-year-old Jahi McMath's tonsil surgery complications led doctors to declare her brain dead. That set off a legal and ethical battle between the teenager's family and the hospital, which felt it could do nothing more for her.

Jahi has been released into her mother's custody but the family is not saying where she will receive long-term care. Hailey Branson-Potts has been writing about this for the Los Angeles Times and joins us now.


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