Judge orders arrest of mom in circumcision case

DELRAY BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A judge issued an order calling for the arrest of the mother fighting a court's decision to have her 4-year-old boy circumcised after she failed to show up at a hearing Tuesday.

Lawyers for Heather Hironimus told a judge she is in a domestic violence shelter with the boy. She went there after the dad, who is pushing for a circumcision, scheduled a doctor's appointment.

Dennis Nebus was at Tuesday's hearing in Delray Beach. The judge had previously ruled in Nebus' favor, ordering the boy be circumcised.

Tuesday, was the final day the judge gave Hironimus to sign a consent form for the circumcision or face arrest. Her lawyer said if she is arrested, she'll be brought to court.

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