A boy removed from his mother’s custody when his weight ballooned to more than 200 pounds will be placed in the custody of an uncle, a judge ruled today.
Judge John Hoffman said the boy, who celebrated his ninth birthday today but didn’t appear in court, would be allowed a weeklong visit with his mother for Christmas.
The mother left court without commenting, but the placement with her brother in the Columbus area was accepted by all sides before it was announced during a court hearing.
The court-appointed attorney representing the boy’s interests, John Lawson, said he was sure the youngster would be happy with the agreement.
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