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Hearing to be held on 'abandoned' baby's fate

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 12:21 p.m. HST, May 06, 2013

What happens to a newborn girl police say was dropped off at a hospital will be decided in Family Court.

The court will decide whether to return the child to her family or whether parental rights will be terminated. An initial hearing is scheduled for today. The proceeding is closed to the public and is confidential.

Police say 21-year-old Keala Simeona reported she found the baby at Sandy Beach and took her to the hospital. Police later determined Simeona is the mother.

To determine parentage, the state Department of Human Services plans to ask Family Court to order Simeona to submit to DNA testing. It will also seek DNA testing for the father, if a father is identified.

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Bdpapa wrote:
Hopefully, they keep it confidential but don't sweep it under the rug. We don't need to know the outcome.
on May 6,2013 | 09:33AM
jess wrote:
Parental rights should be terminated. Obviously this girl did not want the baby.
on May 6,2013 | 10:15AM
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