Judge to determine who will decide the fate of a man on life support

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by KVUE News

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Posted on March 27, 2014 at 7:03 AM

ROUND ROCK, Texas - A Williamson County judge will determine who should decide the fate of a Killeen man currently on life support.

The judge will make his decision Thursday morning.

 

 

The judge will decide if an emergency application for guardianship filed by Terry Mace's parents will become permanent, or if his estranged wife will again take the lead when it comes to his care.

The 43-year old former Army Staff Sergeant collapsed in his Killeen home on March 6th. His roomate, a former Army EMT, tried to resuscitate him but couldn't help. Mace was transported to Seton Medical Center in Harker Heights, and later to the Round Rock location.

Mace's wife then ordered he be taken off life support and not resuscitated. The couple is in the middle of a divorce. Mace then started breathing on his own. It was a move Mace's parents did not agree with. They traveled here from Pennsylvania and filed an emergency application for guardianship. It ordered nurses to replace Mace's feeding and hydration tubes.

The lawyer representing Mace's parents says his wife has adverse interests, and that Mace just needs time to recover.

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