Spears' Parents Fear for Her Life
February 7, 2008 at 5:28 AM (PT)
Why was she released?
That's the lingering question after BRITNEY SPEARS was discharged from the hospital WEDNESDAY over the recommendation of her treating psychiatrist and against the wishes of her father, who has been named as her conservator.
JAMIE and LYNNE SPEARS, in a joint statement given to THE ASSOCIATED PRESS through their attorney, said they were "extremely disappointed" to learn their daughter had been allowed out. "We are deeply concerned about our daughter's safety and vulnerability and we believe her life is presently at risk," the statement said. "We ask only that the court's orders be enforced so that a tragedy may be averted."
JAMIE SPEARS on MONDAY was named conservator of his 26-year-old daughter; he and attorney ANDREW WALLET were made co-conservators of BRITNEY's estate.
A conservatorship is created when a court determines a person can no longer care for his or her own affairs.