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Marlise Munoz Taken Off Life Support, Family Says

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Erick Munoz, the husband of Marlise Machado Munoz, poses for a photo at his home on Jan. 3, 2014.
Erick Munoz, the husband of Marlise Machado Munoz, poses for a photo at his home on Jan. 3, 2014.

A brain-dead pregnant woman was taken off life support on Sunday, her family said, according to CNN.

"The Muñoz and Machado families will now proceed with the somber task of laying Marlise Muñoz's body to rest, and grieving over the great loss that has been suffered," the family said in a statement. "May Marlise Muñoz finally rest in peace, and her family find the strength to complete what has been an unbearably long and arduous journey."

Life support was terminated at 11:30 AM on Sunday, according to WFAA.

Here's more from the AP:

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 Marlise 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 Marlise 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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