On June 7, 2016 the court granted a request by the Department of Health and Human Services that court jurisdiction of Naomi be permanently terminated. Naomi is now in the full care and custody of her parents Josh and Brenda Burns. The Burns family are grateful for the overwhelming support they received over the past 2 years.
The Michigan Innocence Clinic continues to represent Josh in the appeal of his criminal conviction. Appeal briefs have been filed and oral arguments are expected by the end of 2016 or early 2017.We will provide updates as information becomes available.