9-year-old girl dies after court allows more time on life support

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FORT WORTH, Texas — A 9-year-old Texas girl at the center of a three-week court battle with a hospital to keep her on life support has died hours after an appeals court allowed her parents more time to find a facility to maintain her life support.

A spokeswoman for Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that Payton Summons died Friday evening. She declined further comment.

The Texas 2nd Court of Appeals on Friday afternoon had...

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