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U.S. law pushed boy home before he died
Tribal statute advocates reunifying split families

By Nolan Clay and Randy Ellis Modified: October 4, 2007 at 3:34 pm •  Published: October 4, 2007
A new report on the alleged murder of an Edmond boy reveals he was reunited with his mother because of a controversial federal law even though state officials wanted her parental rights terminated because of “shocking” abuse.

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Declan Stewart: The Edmond 5-year-old died Aug. 12, about five weeks after a judge ordered the state Department of Human Services to return him to his mother.


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