Family: Brain-dead Texas woman off life support

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 file photo, Erick Munoz stands with an undated copy of a photograph of himself, left, with wife Marlise and their son Mateo, in Haltom City, Texas. John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, issued a statement Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 that said the hospital it will remove life support from Marlise Munoz, following a judge’s order that it was misapplying state law to disregard her family’s wishes. The statement did not say when the hospital would pull life support. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Ron T. Ennis, File)
FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 file photo, Erick Munoz stands with an undated copy of a photograph of himself, left, with wife Marlise and their son Mateo, in Haltom City, Texas. John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, issued a statement Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 that said the hospital it will remove life support from Marlise Munoz, following a judge’s order that it was misapplying state law to disregard her family’s wishes. The statement did not say when the hospital would pull life support. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Ron T. Ennis, File)

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The family of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman says she has been removed from life support following a judge’s ruling that a Fort Worth hospital was misapplying state law in the case.

A statement sent by lawyers for the husband of Marlisa Munoz on Sunday afternoon says she was disconnected from life support about 11:30 a.m.

It says her body was released to her husband, Erick Munoz, and that the family is now looking to lay her to rest.

A judge had given John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth hospital until 5 p.m. Monday to comply with his ruling to remove Marlisa Munoz from life support.

J.R. Labbe, a hospital spokeswoman, issued a statement earlier Sunday saying the hospital would follow the order.

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