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After 16-month battle, Justina Pelletier returns home

Father vows to continue fight for family rights

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — When Justina Pelletier arrived home early Wednesday afternoon in the passenger seat of her mother’s sport utility vehicle, her father, Lou, made a cradle with his arms and carried her through the front yard.

The 16-year-old girl with the shiny sunglasses and a bow in her hair cannot walk on her own anymore. But on Wednesday, for her family, crossing the threshold of her house in any fashion was a big enough step.

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