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Marvin Winkfield, stepfather of 13-year-old Jahi McMath, waits outside a courtroom Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. A federal magistrate was expected to meet Friday with lawyers to try to resolve a dispute over the care of Jahi McMath, a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead after tonsil surgery. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Marvin Winkfield, stepfather of 13-year-old Jahi McMath, waits outside a courtroom Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. A federal magistrate was expected to meet Friday with lawyers to try to resolve a dispute over the care of Jahi McMath, a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead after tonsil surgery. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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