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LBJ Hospital Says Baby's Travel Papers Were In Order

Thursday: February 14, 2008

(Radio New Zealand International)

LBJ hospital in American Samoa says all the travel papers for baby Michael Futi, who died at Honolulu airport last week, were in order reports Radio New Zealand International.

Baby Michael died while being detained along with his mother and nurse, by airport authorities.

The hospital's lawyer, Terry Lovelace, says its shocked and horrified to learn Michael died while being detained.He had been sent to Honolulu for treatment for a heart defect.

Lovelace says someone at the Honolulu immigration really did a poor job of enforcement and this shouldn't have happened.