OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Governor Mary Fallin today withdrew the extradition warrant for Dusten Brown, biological father of Baby Veronica. Governor Fallin’s order came after South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley withdrew her request for extradition, citing the “exceptional nature” of the case as well as Brown’s compliance with Oklahoma and South Carolina court orders.
Governor Fallin issued the following statement:
“My heart goes out to Dusten Brown as well as the Capobianco family. Both have suffered through a long and emotionally exhausting ordeal regarding a young girl they clearly love and wish the best for. I am thankful that Governor Haley has dropped her extradition request, understanding that Mr. Brown has complied with court orders from both South Carolina and Oklahoma courts. It is my hope this legal matter will be closed and that all parties – especially Veronica – can find peace and stability in their lives.”
Read both the letter from Governor Haley as well as a letter from Fallin’s deputy general counsel withdrawing the extradition order.