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Brain-dead girl moved in California
CALIFORNIA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead following tonsil surgery has been moved.
The lawyer for the family of Jahi McMath says she was taken out of Children's Hospital Oakland Sunday night, but they are not releasing where she has been moved to.
The coroner signed Jahi's death certificate before releasing her into her mother's custody.
The family's attorney says McMath was attached to a ventilator but was transferred without the feeding tube her family had requested.
"So Jahi hasn't had the nutrients to really get her brain to be at its optimum place to see if she can regain that," said Attorney Christopher Dolan.
"Sadly, Ms. McMath is deceased, and no food, no time, no machine will ever be able to bring her back," said Sam Singer of Children's Hospital Oakland.
The hospital had been court-ordered to keep Jahi on a ventilator through 5:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Meantime, the details of exactly what went wrong during and after Jahi's surgery are under investigation.