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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Oct 1, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Joe L. Brown, Savannah, Tennessee, for the appellant, Morgan G.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Jason L. Coleman, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee, Department of Children’s Services.

Judge(s): STAFFORD

In this termination of parental rights case, Mother appeals not only the trial court’s findings of severe child abuse and persistent conditions as the grounds for termination, but also the trial court’s conclusion that termination was in the child’s best interest. We affirm the trial court’s finding of severe abuse, but reverse the trial court’s finding that clear and convincing evidence exists to prove the persistence of conditions. We also affirm the trial court’s finding that termination is in the child’s best interest, and therefore, affirm the termination of the Mother’s parental rights.