Fallin will not send Dusten Brown to South Carolina

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Updated: 8/13/2013 4:34 pm Published: 8/13/2013 4:30 pm

On Tuesday, Governor Mary Fallin released a statement about the request to send Dusten Brown to South Carolina over a custody dispute.

Brown turned himself in to authorities on Monday after a warrant for his arrest was issued in South Carolina.  Brown is fighting a South Carolina couple for custody of his biological daughter.

Fallin said she spoke personally with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley about the case and received the request for his rendition.

Governor Fallin said her priority is to help resolve this issue quickly, in order to protect the well-being of Veronica and to give closure to all parties.

Fallin said she will not send Brown to South Carolina because Mr. Brown is contesting the legality of his arrest warrant in Sequoyah County Court. The court will hear his case on September 12.

Governor Fallin said she will not act on the rendition order before that date.

Fallin urged both the Capobianco family and Mr. Brown to reach a resolution outside of court as quickly as possible.

Governor Fallin issued the following statement:

“As a mother, my heart goes out to Veronica, who has been placed in a terrible situation. I can also imagine the pain that both her adopted and biological parents are feeling.

“As governor, my job is to ensure the law is upheld. My legal staff and I are currently reviewing the request for rendition of Mr. Brown to South Carolina. Should that request adhere to the letter and spirit of the law, I will sign it. My hope, however, continues to be that sending Mr. Brown to face criminal charges in South Carolina is unnecessary.

“To be clear, the legal system cannot deliver a happy ending in this case. Only Mr. Brown and the Capobianco family can do that. For Veronica’s sake, I urge them to reconcile and to come to an agreement that best serves their child and grants all parties some measure of peace.”

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Karen E - 8/14/2013 9:00 AM
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Fallin is doing the right thing.Finally something going Brown's way.

SmokinOkie - 8/13/2013 5:56 PM
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Fallin is a totally incompetent dingbat! A man knowingly signs away his parental rights so he doesn't have to pay child support. He is $10,00.00 behind on child support payments on his first kid. He is a total deadbeat loser and a court of law has issued an order to return the child to her legal parents who were there from the moment the child was born. He had already washed his hands of the little girl and his responsibility and only wants her now so his momma can avoid the embarrassment that he is bringing to the family. Where was he while the legal parents raised her for the first 2 years of her life? The guy ignores the courts order, violating the law, and our brilliant asinine governor takes his side and thumbs her nose at the law she swore to uphold. This makes her no better than the biological deadbeat scumbag who only wants custody to avoid the embarrassment of truth. Fallin is just as much of a deadbeat loser as he is. They deserve each other. Fallin is a disgrace to Oklahoma, Democracy, and all Americans who follow the law and work hard to the pay the taxes that support her. This is a slap in the face to every singe mother begging for help in collecting delinquent child support. The Governor doesn't care about the mothers. She is only interested in grabbing a headline while she dances in the spotlight that's s casing a shadow of deceit and self promotion. I'm sick of this deadbeat selfish loser father and his snuggle buddy the Governor.

chstomato - 8/13/2013 5:05 PM
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Adoption should provide a permanent, stable loving home. No one should be able to remove a child from a stable placement after months and months based on race. www.saveveronica.org @save_veronica https://www.facebook.com/SaveVeronicaRose
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