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Frisco family waits for judge's decision on medical records

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A Frisco couple fighting for the medical records of their dead son is facing another setback.

Pallavi Dhawan is accused of killing her 10-year-old son, Arnav, but crucial evidence in the case is being kept from her, according to her lawyer, and now a judge must decide whether she gets those records back.

Sumeet Dhawan, Pallavi's husband, entered the Collin County Courthouse on Friday for a hearing to try and get a copy of Arnav's medical records.

Pallavi's attorney, former judge David Finn, said he was going to deliver a message to Frisco Police: "When you're in a hole and you're trying to get out of that hole, the first thing you should do: quit digging," said Finn.

In court, Finn told Judge Scott Becker, "We are asking for a copy. We will pay for it. They are like [a] schoolyard bully that takes your ball. Why do they take it and won't give it back? Because they can."

"There's no good reason that they are playing hardball," said Finn to FOX 4. "They are making a bad situation worse and putting more salt into the wounds of this family."

Prosecutors told the court, "The medical examiner has the records. They have no reason to have them. Frisco Police want to do a fair job. It would interfere with [the] investigation if we make copies of 1,000 plus pages."

Judge Scott Becker called this a unique motion -- one he hadn't seen before, so he wanted to read the case law before he made a decision. He said that decision would come next week.

Leaving court, Pallavi was somber and silent. Sumeet said he was frustrated, but has faith.

"What I believe is, what I read from one of the Hindu voices, is that truth cannot be compromised, and whatever the truth is eventually is gonna come out," said Sumeet.

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