Court hearing today for mother and cancer-stricken boy

NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) - A court hearing is scheduled today on the case of a 13-year-old cancer patient and his mother who are fighting to avoid chemotherapy.

Daniel Hauser and his mother, Colleen, returned to Minnesota yesterday after spending almost a week on the run. A warrant for the mother's arrest was issued after they missed a court appearance last week, following a judge's ruling that Daniel had been medically neglected by his parents.

The boy is now in the protective custody of Brown County, but was allowed to spend the night at the family farm with a deputy on duty. A custody hearing is set for this afternoon.

The county attorney says he will likely dismiss a felony complaint against Colleen Hauser since she returned to Minnesota voluntarily. The FBI says a federal charge of unauthorized flight will also likely be dropped.

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