The parents of Lauren Richardson, the so-called Delaware Terri Schiavo, have resolved their legal dispute over the care of their daughter.
WBOC reports that Lauren's parents "have resolved a Chancery Court lawsuit involving 24-year-old Lauren Richardson, who was incapacitated by a heroin overdose . . . ." Lauren's father, Randy Richardson, waged a court battle earlier this year after a judge awarded her mother, Edith Towers, sole guardianship and authority to remove their daughter's feeding tube. "Richardson fought to prevent the removal of the feeding tube, while his ex-wife said her daughter had made it clear that she would not have wanted to live in a vegetative state." A state magistrate judge found that Lauren's mother made a clear and convincing showing that Lauren would want life-sustaining treatment removed. The case has been on appeal to the Chancery Court.
"According to Randy Richardson, he and his ex-wife have been awarded joint guardianship of their daughter and will care for her at his home on Maryland's Eastern Shore.