Ontario judge has ruled she can be taken off the mechanical ventilator. (Instagram)
An Ontario court has rejected a Toronto-area family's plea to keep their 27-year-old daughter, who has been declared brain dead, on life-support.
Taquisha McKitty's parents were seeking an order to keep her on a mechanical ventilator, arguing she continues to show signs of life and that her Christian fundamentalist beliefs say she's alive as long as her heart's still beating. However, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled Tuesday, in a complex and potentially precedent-setting decision, that McKitty can be considered dead and can be removed from life-support.