News Column

Judge: Casey Kasem Can Be Taken Off Feeding Tubes

June 11, 2014

By The Associated Press

Has judge has granted Casey Kasem's daughter the right to withhold food and medicine. (AP)
Has judge has granted Casey Kasem's daughter the right to withhold food and medicine. (AP)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A lawyer says a judge has granted the daughter of Casey Kasem the authority to withhold medication, food and fluids from her ailing father.

In the ruling Wednesday, attorney Troy Martin said, Superior Court Judge Daniel Murphy determined that giving Kasem food and fluids would be harmful and cause more pain for the 82-year-old former radio personality.

His daughter Kerri Kasem initially implemented the end-of life measures on June 6.

On Monday, Murphy ordered the reinstatement of feeding and other care while a court-appointed attorney consulted with Casey Kasem and doctors.

Martin, an attorney for Kerri Kasem, said that ruling was reversed on Wednesday.

The New York Daily News, which first reported the ruling, said Kasem's wife of 34 years, Jean Kasem, stormed out of court after Murphy's decision.

She and Kerri Kasem have been involved in a dispute over care.

Original headline: Judge says daughter of Casey Kasem can stop ailing father from receiving food, fluids


For more stories covering arts and entertainment, please see HispanicBusiness' Arts & Entertainment Channel



Source: © 2014 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved.


Story Tools






HispanicBusiness.com Facebook Linkedin Twitter RSS Feed Email Alerts & Newsletters