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Ruling made in 'Baby Rico' case


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- A ruling has been made in the custody battle over baby Rico.

According to the Star Tribune, a Mower County district judge ruled in a split decision Monday over the care and custody of a 5-month-old child who was diagnosed with HIV shortly after birth.

Judge Wellman's decision gives physical custody to the parents, while county officals supervise Rico's medical treatments.

Rico was removed from his parents' custody in January and was hospitalized for 7-weeks while he recieved treatment. Officals say they have already seen improvements in his health.

The baby's mother had expressed doubts about the treatments, having received them when she was a child.

The family may appeal the court's decision.

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