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The little girl they couldn't see

Authorities believed Haleigh Poutre's many wounds were self-inflicted, and that her adoptive home was safe. What they missed nearly killed her.

By Patricia Wen
Globe Staff / July 6, 2008

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The police officers had seen it all, but never anything like this. Last December, they stood inside a bedroom in a Brighton rehabilitation facility, visiting with Haleigh Poutre, a 13-year-old girl once deemed so hopelessly brain-damaged that judges approved the removal of her life support. (Full article: 4190 words)

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