"No more delays, no more excuses," Capobiancos begging for Veron - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

"No more delays, no more excuses," Capobiancos begging for Veronica's return to Charleston

Posted: Updated:

"Why are you standing by and watching our daughter, Veronica, be held against our will? Why have you been so slow to recover a child who's being illegally held against our wishes and the court's?" Melanie Capobianco said crying Monday morning.

The Capobiancos are begging to bring Veronica back to Charleston, stating they know exactly how difficult it is to say goodbye, which is why they wanted Brown's cooperation in the first place.

"When they came and removed her from our home there was no transition plan, no process to protect our sweet baby from the emotional trauma of being taken from her parents and the only home she's ever known since birth. She's simply here one moment and gone the next," Matt Capobianco recalled from New Years Eve of 2011. That night the roles were reversed, the Capobiancos had been court ordered to give Veronica to her birth father because of the Indian Child Welfare Act. Last week Matt said he did what the courts demanded then and it was the hardest thing he's ever had to do.

Since that night, the Capobiancos fought at every court level, winning their case at the Supreme Court of the United States. Yet, when a Charleston judge ordered a gradual transition to return the child to the adoptive couple, Dusten Brown did not show and authorities issued a warrant for his arrest.

Monday morning Brown turned himself in to Sequoyah Sheriff's Office in Oklahoma. He was given a $10,000 bond and left jail less than an hour later.

Charleston County Sheriff's deputies said they are still working with Oklahoma law enforcement to locate the child. The Nowata County Sheriff spoke with News 2 via telephone Monday afternoon when he said he doesn't follow South Carolina laws and he would consider taking a child out of Oklahoma to be kidnapping.

Matt Capobianco, who is normally shy to make bold statements to the media, firmly said that enough is enough.

"No more delays, no more excuses, our daughter has been kidnapped and I expect the situation to be treated as such... If this doesn't happen I will be boarding a flight to Oklahoma today and I'm coming to get my daughter. I expect her bag to be packed and that she will be ready and waiting to come home," Matt said. "Veronica, stinker, daddy's coming."

Oklahoma authorities and the Cherokee Nation will not submit, saying Veronica still has rights under Oklahoma and tribal law that have not yet been exhausted.

Brown was not in a tribal hearing which was scheduled for Monday morning but the Cherokee Nation tells our Tulsa affiliate, KJRH, they are rescheduling.

  • SC same-sex couples denied marriage licenses, despite court ruling

    SC same-sex couples denied marriage licenses, despite court ruling

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:45:17 GMT
    Today, five same-sex couples in Greenville went to try to get their marriage licenses. As soon as they applied, all five were denied.
    Today, five same-sex couples in Greenville went to try to get their marriage licenses. As soon as they applied, all five were denied.
  • House approves VA health care overhaul; SC congressman votes against

    House approves VA health care overhaul; SC congressman votes against

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:32:27 GMT
    The House has approved a compromise bill to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care.The 420-5 vote Wednesday sends the bill to the Senate, where approval is expected by the end of the week.South Carolinacongressman MarkSanford was one of the five who voted against the bill. Sanford released a statementto News 2Wednesday night about his vote:"I applaud what the bill did to deliver on the sacred but tainted promise the federal government has with veterans acr...
    The House has approved a compromise bill to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care.The 420-5 vote Wednesday sends the bill to the Senate, where approval is expected by the end of the week.South Carolinacongressman MarkSanford was one of the five who voted against the bill. Sanford released a statementto News 2Wednesday night about his vote:"I applaud what the bill did to deliver on the sacred but tainted promise the federal government has with veterans acr...
  • Advocates against domestic violence push for tougher federal gun law

    Advocates against domestic violence push for tougher federal gun law

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:00:17 GMT
    On Wednesday the U.S. Judiciary Committee listened to renewed legislation that aims at keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and expanding the law to include dating-partners and people with restraining orders or stalkers. In South Carolina the number of women murdered by men more than doubles the national average. "When an abuser has a gun, victims will tell me, 'Sheriff its not if he will use that weapon against me it's a matter of when," said a Sheriff from Racine County, WI. Cu...
    On Wednesday the U.S. Judiciary Committee listened to renewed legislation that aims at keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and expanding the law to include dating-partners and people with restraining orders or stalkers. In South Carolina the number of women murdered by men more than doubles the national average. "When an abuser has a gun, victims will tell me, 'Sheriff its not if he will use that weapon against me it's a matter of when," said a Sheriff from Racine County, WI. Cu...
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.