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Oklahoma governor won't force extradition of Dusten Brown

Oklahoma governor won't force extradition of Dusten Brown

Frmo our News Partners at WCBD-TV:

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin confirms through her press office that she received the rendition request from Governor Nikki Haley.

That request was rushed to Oklahoma to begin the extradition of Dusten Brown, the biological father of baby Veronica.

Brown missed a mandatory visitation with the child on August 4. That visitation was to begin reacquainting the child with her adoptive parents who fought and won custody of her after a year and eight months of legal fights that went all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States.

When he missed the first visitation, sheriff's deputies obtained a warrant for his arrest and a judge ordered him to turn over the child "immediately".

Monday morning Brown surrendered to Oklahoma law enforcement and was released on bond less than an hour later.

Monday night Gov. Haley's spokesman said, "She stands in support of the Capobiancos and shares their desire to bring Veronica home safely."

Meanwhile, Governor Fallin issued a statement Tuesday saying, "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," said Gov. Fallin.

 Fallin has 90 days to reply to the warrant.

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