Says father should have opportunity to argue his case in a court of law.
Governor Mary Fallin says she received a request Tuesday from South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to send the father of Baby Veronica to South Carolina to face charges of custodial interference, for not returning his 3-year-old daughter to her adoptive parents in South Carolina. Dusten Brown is fighting extradition. In a statement, Governor Fallin says she has spoken personally with Governor Haley about the case and that her priority is to help resolve the issue quickly in order to protect the well-being of Veronica and to give closure to all parties. The statement says Brown has chosen to contest the legality of his arrest warrant in Sequoyah County and the court will hear his case on September 12th. The statement says Governor Fallin believes that Mr. Brown should have the opportunity to argue his case in a court of law and she will not act on the rendition order before that date. Fallin encourages both the Capobiano family and Mr. Brown to reach a resolution outside of court as quickly as possible.