Judge sets another hearing on experimental treatment for terminally ill baby Charlie Gard

LONDON (AP) – The Latest on the case of Charlie Gard, a baby who is at the center of a legal dispute over his care in London (all times local):

4:15 p.m. A British court is giving the parents of 11-month-old Charlie Gard a chance to present fresh evidence that their terminally ill son should receive experimental treatment.

The decision came after an emotionally charged hearing Monday in which Gard’s mother wept in frustration and his father yelled at a lawyer.

Judge Nicholas Francis gave the couple until Wednesday afternoon to present the evidence and set a new hearing for Thursday.

Great Ormond Street Hospital, which had intended to turn off the baby’s life support systems, applied for the court hearing because of “new evidence relating to potential treatment for his condition.”

The evidence came from researchers at the Vatican’s children’s hospital and another facility outside of Britain.

The child’s father yelled at a barrister representing the hospital during Monday’s hearing, saying “When are you going to start telling the truth?”

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10:20 a.m.

A British court will assess new evidence in the case of 11-month-old Charlie Gard as his mother pleaded with judges to allow the terminally ill infant to receive experimental treatment.

Great Ormond Street Hospital applied for the court hearing to be held Monday amid “new evidence relating to potential treatment for his condition.”

The application came after both Pope Francis and President Donald Trump brought international attention to the case.

Charlie’s parents had previously lost several appeals to bring him to the U.S. for experimental treatment for his mitochondrial depletion syndrome, a rare genetic disease that has left the boy brain damaged. Courts have ruled that the treatment may cause suffering.

Charlie’s mother told Sky that she wants the judges to “listen,” to experts who say the treatment might help.

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