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Gun siege dad gives 'brain-dead' son a shot at life.

A MAN declared brain-dead woke up after his gun-toting dad staged a three-hour siege at the hospital.

George Pickering II threatened staff who wanted to shut off his boy's life support. George Pickering III, who suffered a stroke in January, had been placed on an organ donation register and his mum and brother had given their consent.

But the 27-year-old proved he was still conscious by squeezing his dad's hand during the stand off. George II surrendered when police finally sent a robot to draw back the curtain around his son's bed. George III is now recovering and his dad said: "I knew if I had three hours I'd know whether George was brain-dead. He squeezed my hand on command."

George II was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after holding up Tomball Regional Medical Center in Texas.

George III added: "There was a law broken but it was broken for all the right reasons. I'm here now because of it. It was love."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Dec 24, 2015
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