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Mental health issues of mother, son integral to case.

Editor’s note: Child-custody cases fall under a peculiar category of the law, with special restrictions meant to protect both the child and those charged with ensuring his/her welfare.

In January, we reported on an unusual custody case involving a now 17-year-old Buncombe County boy diagnosed with chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (see “Home for the Holidays,” Jan. 6 Xpress). At that time, we promised further coverage pending an upcoming court hearing, which was held Jan. 14.

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