nytimes.com – The fight over the fate of a 2-year-old Brooklyn girl’s organs ended on Tuesday, with the girl’s father prevailing in his wishes to keep her body intact. Thaiya Spruill-Smith, the victim of an assault to which her stepfather has confessed, was declared brain-dead on Friday but had been kept on life support as her parents argued over whether her organs should be donated. The argument spilled into Family Court in Brooklyn, and was to center on who had legal custody over Thaiya.

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