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Attorney trying to stop visits between Capobiancos, Veronica

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TULSA, OK (Tulsa World/WCSC) - An attorney is trying to put a stop to visits between the Capobiancos and Veronica, according to The Tulsa World.

The newspaper reported Sunday that Angel Smith, the attorney representing Veronica’s interests, filed a motion last Friday to suspend the visits between the girl and her adoptive parents.

It’s not yet clear exactly why the attorney is trying to stop the visits. Details in the custody case have been limited since the Cherokee County judge imposed a gag order earlier this month upon the completion of a “mediation agreement.”

The details of that mediation have remained a mystery.

The Capobiancos raised Veronica for two years before the SC Supreme Court ordered them to turn her over to her biological father, Dusten Brown, in January of 2011, citing the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Earlier this summer, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the law does not apply to this case. They reversed and remanded the decision back to South Carolina Supreme Court, which ruled Veronica should go back to the Capobiancos.

The Capobiancos have been in Oklahoma since Dusten Brown failed to appear for a court-ordered meeting in Charleston.  Brown was charged with custodial interference in the incident but Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has said she would not sign the extradition warrant until later this year.

Copyright 2013 WCSC.  All rights reserved.  The Tulsa World contributed to this report.

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