TOMBALL, Texas (Yahoo News) — A father who was released from jail after facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon says his actions were committed purely out of love.
George Pickering’s son had a history of seizures when he suffered a massive stroke in January and was put on life support at Tomball Regional Medical Center in Tomball, Tex..
“[Doctors] were saying he was brain dead, he was a vegetable,” Pickering told KPRC. The hospital ordered that Pickering’s son, George Pickering III, be put on a “terminal wean,” which would slowly take him off all life-sustaining machines. They even began preparations for George III’s organ donation.
But Pickering says his son needed more time.