Baby Veronica’s biological father files for a rehearing
OKLAHOMA CITY- The custody case for Baby Veronica is far from over.
We’ve learned her biological father, Dusten Brown, has now filed for a rehearing.
Last week, the South Carolina Supreme Court ordered Veronica be given back to her adoptive parents, Matt and Melanie Capobianco, and the adoption be finalized.
That decision strips Brown of his parental rights.
Now, Brown and the Cherokee Nation have filed for a stay in the case, claiming the court’s decision was rushed.
They also say there was no hearing to determine if that ruling was in Veronica’s best interest.
Several Native American groups are also threatening a lawsuit over that decision.
The girl remains here in Oklahoma with Brown and his wife.
If a stay is granted in the case, it could temporarily stop the transfer of custody back to Veronica’s adoptive parents.