OKLAHOMA CITY (AP/WOC) - A Charleston-area couple has re-gained custody of the 4-year-old Cherokee Indian girl who became known as “Baby Veronica.”
Last month, Matt and Melanie Capobianco of James Island traveled to Oklahoma, vowing to not leave the Sooner State without the girl.
The South Carolina couple went to courtrooms across Oklahoma in their fight to bring Veronica home with them.
Supporters of the girl's biological father, Dusten Brown, say he has put up a similar battle.
But someone had to relinquish control and Monday night it was Brown.
He handed over Veronica to the Capobiancos hours after the Oklahoma Supreme Court dissolved a temporary court order giving him custody.
Brown had argued that his daughter should stay with him under the Indian Child Welfare Act, but the U.S. Supreme Court has said it does not apply.