After months and years of fighting to stop her son from being circumcised, a West Boynton mother on Friday signed her consent for the procedure moments after a judge had again ordered her to remain in jail until she did.
Heather Hironimus, who had lost efforts in two courts to block the child's father, was arrested May 14 in Broward after months of hiding with the boy in a domestic violence shelter.
A defiant Hironimus, 31, at first refused Friday to sign the form and was about to return to Palm Beach County Jail after Circuit Judge Jeffrey Dana Gillen granted full custody and parental decisions to the father for the time being.
But moments later, attorneys for the father, Dennis Nebus, were summoned back into the courtroom because Hironimus had changed her mind. Still wearing handcuffs, and weeping, she took a pen from her attorney, Thomas Hunker, and signed the consent.
Judge Gillen said the act effectively removed a contempt of court charge and Hironimus would no longer be held in jail because of it. But her legal problems aren't over.
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