Domitina Mendez holds photos of two of her children, Ever Mendez, left, age 5, and Debbi Mendez, age 3. She and her husband, Ovidio Mendez, are Guatemalan indigenous Mayans who lost custody of their five children when the Georgia Department of Child Protective Services took them in 2008. In June a Whitfield County judge permanently removed their parental rights in part because they don't speak English and the judge felt the parrents couldn't take care of the children's special needs and dozens of monthly doctor's visits. The court battle continues.
Photo by John Rawlston .
published Friday, February 17th, 2012
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A local attorney plans to appeal a judge’s decision to deny a motion for a new trial for a Guatemalan couple who lost custody of their children almost four years ago.