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Judge grants temporary restraining order to keep man alive

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An Oklahoma man has been granted a temporary restraining order that is expected to keep his brother alive at Baptist Beaumont Hospital.

The man is assisted by the Texas Center for Defense of Life.

That organization's attorneys won the 14-day order from County Judge Jeff Branick.

54-year-old Terry Martin's heart stopped beating Sunday night, and the attorney says Martin's estranged wife Debi permitted the hospital to discontinue his life-sustaining treatment.

That's when Martin's brother asked for the order to continue treatment.

The brother believes Debi Martin is the life insurance beneficiary of the estate. She's been estranged from Terry Martin for nine years.

The issue may be resolved at a June 30 hearing.

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