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Girl gives dramatic details in abuse case

Says parents used corporal punishment

Haleigh Poutre, now 14, spoke with simple words and gestures in a December interview. Haleigh Poutre, now 14, spoke with simple words and gestures in a December interview.
By Patricia Wen
Globe Staff / April 29, 2008

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Haleigh Poutre, a 14-year-old girl once diagnosed as being in an "irreversible vegetative state," has provided police with dramatic testimony about frequent use of corporal punishment during her childhood, but she has not given any specifics about what caused her to suffer a near-fatal head injury more than two years ago, according to two people with direct knowledge of her ... (Full article: 960 words)

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