Veronica and parties due in court today - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

Veronica and parties due in court today

Posted: Updated:

According to our NBC affiliate, KJRH, Veronica and all parties involved in the heated custody debate are due in a Cherokee County Court Friday morning.

Lori Alvino McGill, an attorney for Veronica's biological mother told 2News "After fully participating in 19 long months of litigation in South Carolina family courts, state courts and the United States Supreme Court, Mr. Brown and the Cherokee Nation persist in initiating a new wave of lawsuits in courts that lack jurisdiction."

Thursday the Capobiancos filed a motion to have her brought to the courthouse this morning along with the biological father Dusten Brown, his wife, and his parents who have guardianship of the girl under Cherokee Nation Court orders.

Right now Oklahoma law gives Brown until next Friday to challenge the South Carolina ruling to return Veronica to the James Island couple.

It's not clear if a judge would have the authority to send Veronica back to South Carolina at the hearing today.

That hearing is at 10 a.m. EST Friday morning.

The following is a statement regarding the court hearing scheduled for Friday, Aug. 16 in Cherokee County, Oklahoma, from Jessica Munday, a spokesperson for the Capobiancos. 

"Late yesterday afternoon while visitation discussions were still occurring, the Capobiancos received notice from Brown's attorneys that a tribal court hearing was scheduled for 11 a.m. this morning to 'determine guardianship' over Veronica. The Capobiancos and Veronica's birth mother were intentionally excluded from the hearing. After 19 long months of trying this case in local family courts, state courts and the U.S. Supreme Court, Brown has determined yet again his intent to continue to drag this unfortunate situation out further. Because of his actions, the Capobiancos issued a special federal request in Cherokee County, where Brown has been hiding out with Veronica. Brown's insistence on creating more roadblocks forced them to ask an Oklahoma judge to demand that Brown turn over their daughter. Veronica does not need nor deserve any more court hearings. Veronica deserves for this to be over! This situation remains heart-wrenching and the Capobiancos and their family do not rejoice in this matter. Their hearts go out to the Brown family. They, more than anyone else, understand the pain and hurt created by these circumstances. The best thing for both families, and more importantly for Veronica, is the critical step toward closure."

 

  • First ever "Watersports Week" coincides with "Restaurant Week" in Charleston

    First ever "Watersports Week" coincides with "Restaurant Week" in Charleston

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:31:34 GMT
    A historically slow week for tourism begins today, and in an effort to turn things around, people in the city of Charleston are working to keep the spirit of summer spending alive.Whether it's dining out with family or taking a boat ride with friends, summer or not, in Charleston, it's hard to be bored. But as summer ends and many tourists leave, business unfortunately slows down.In an effort to combine some of Charleston's greatest assets and keep money coming in, this week after Labor Day k...
    A historically slow week for tourism begins today, and in an effort to turn things around, people in the city of Charleston are working to keep the spirit of summer spending alive.Whether it's dining out with family or taking a boat ride with friends, summer or not, in Charleston, it's hard to be bored. But as summer ends and many tourists leave, business unfortunately slows down.In an effort to combine some of Charleston's greatest assets and keep money coming in, this week after Labor Day k...
  • Officials investigating car fire on Folly

    Officials investigating car fire on Folly

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:48:39 GMT
    Car fire at Folly Beach. Photo Courtesy: Gina DeutschCar fire at Folly Beach. Photo Courtesy: Gina Deutsch
    Emergency crews responded to a car fire on Folly Beach Monday evening.Folly Beach Public Safety says they responded to the Old Coast Guard Base on the east end of Folly Beach on Labor Day for a car fire.No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
    Emergency crews responded to a car fire on Folly Beach Monday evening.Folly Beach Public Safety says they responded to the Old Coast Guard Base on the east end of Folly Beach on Labor Day for a car fire.No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
  • Woman found it in Summerville

    Found! Can you help reunite this Marine's ring with its owner

    Found! Can you help reunite this Marine's ring with its owner

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:36:57 GMT
    A News 2 viewer found a Marine's graduation ring while
    A News 2 viewer found a Marine's graduation ring while
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.