Okla. justices to hear Veronica custody case - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

Okla. justices to hear Veronica custody case

Posted: Updated:

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving the custody dispute over a 3-year-old Cherokee girl.

Dusten Brown of Oklahoma has for years been fighting a South Carolina couple, Matt and Melanie Capobianco, over custody of Veronica, who turns 4 on Sunday.

An online docket listing says the court has been assigned the case. No timeframe was given.

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court said Brown, a member of the Cherokee Nation, couldn't use the Indian Child Welfare Act in his fight.

A South Carolina court then finalized Veronica's adoption by the Capobiancos. Two Oklahoma courts have certified the adoption order, but Brown appealed to the state Supreme Court.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has issued an emergency stay, meaning the girl remains with Brown and his family.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most Popular

Stories
Videos

Like Us On Facebook


Powered by WorldNow

ABCNews4 WCIV-TV

888 Allbritton Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-881-4444 | Advertising Information

Public Information File

For assistance with accessing WCIV-TV's public information file, click here.

Advertising

Advertising Credit Application and Terms and Conditions PDF.

Powered by WorldNow
All content Copyright © 2014 WCIV and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.