The Latest: Fight over woman on life support back in court

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Posted: Dec 29, 2015 11:21 AM
The Latest: Fight over woman on life support back in court

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The latest on a Nevada father's legal effort to keep his daughter on life support (all times local):

8:25 a.m.

A man's bid to force a Nevada hospital to provide life support for his 20-year-old daughter goes back to court for arguments about standards for brain death and tests to prove it.

David O'Mara, attorney for father Fanuel Gebreyes, says he expects Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center to ask a judge Tuesday to allow brain wave tests that weren't done last summer.

Lawyers for the Reno hospital argue that the tests will show Aden Hailu (AY'-dehn HEHL'-oo) is brain-dead and a ventilator and intravenous tubes should be removed.

Washoe County Family Court Judge Frances Doherty isn't due to make a decision until Jan. 22.

The Nevada Supreme Court ruled last month that the judge erred when she rejected the Hailu family's request to order the hospital to keep her on life support.