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Justina Pelletier Hospitalized, 'In Serious Pain,' Spokesman Says

Justina Pelletier Hospitalized, 'In Serious Pain,' Spokesman Says

Justina Pelletier is back in the hospital, according to a family spokesman.

Pelletier, 16, spent 16 months at the center of a widely publicized custody battle between her family and the state of Massachusetts. She returned to her West Hartford home on June 18.

She was admitted to Yale-New Haven Hospital on Sept. 27 suffering from "serious pain" and gastrointestinal distress, according to a Facebook post by Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition, who has been acting as a spokesman for the Pelletier family.

Mahoney said Monday that Justina returned home to West Hartford Friday, but was re-admitted to Yale-New Haven Hospital around 2 a.m. Monday...

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