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Reported mediation agreement reached in Veronica case

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Matt and Melanie Capobianco arrive in a Cherokee County courtroom in Oklahoma for a hearing Friday morning. Matt and Melanie Capobianco arrive in a Cherokee County courtroom in Oklahoma for a hearing Friday morning.
Dusten Brown and his family arrive in a Cherokee County courtroom in Oklahoma for a hearing Friday morning. Dusten Brown and his family arrive in a Cherokee County courtroom in Oklahoma for a hearing Friday morning.
Brown supporters hold signs saying "Not For Sale:Cherokee Children." Brown supporters hold signs saying "Not For Sale:Cherokee Children."
Court documents filed in Friday's Cherokee County court hearing regarding custody of Baby Veronica. Court documents filed in Friday's Cherokee County court hearing regarding custody of Baby Veronica.
Court documents filed in Friday's Cherokee County court hearing regarding custody of Baby Veronica. Court documents filed in Friday's Cherokee County court hearing regarding custody of Baby Veronica.

A mediation agreement between the Capobiancos and the Browns has reportedly been reached.  According to Tulsa NBC affiliate KJRH, court records show a mediation agreement is in place, but is sealed.

The resolution came during a hearing Friday morning in Cherokee County district court. The two couples also had another hearing immediately after in Cherokee Nation tribal court.

The district court hearing lasted three hours. Reporters on the scene did not see Veronica, even though she was required to be present as well.

After a series of legal maneuvers on both sides Thursday, the Capobiancos were granted the hearing.

The latest statement from the Capobianco's spokesperson, Jessica Munday, sent Friday morning before the hearings, reads:

 "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."

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