Baby Veronica Case: South Carolina court drops contempt charge against Dusten Brown

By MICHAEL OVERALL - Tulsa World Modified: January 17, 2014 at 8:34 am •  Published: January 17, 2014
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A South Carolina judge dropped a contempt of court case against Baby Veronica's biological father Thursday, bringing a definitive end to the drawn-out custody battle there.

The case was dropped "with prejudice," meaning it can never be refiled, after Dusten Brown and the Cherokee Nation reached an agreement with the adoptive parents. No settlement was paid, officials said.

Matt and Melanie Capobianco had been seeking compensation for expenses they racked up during a seven-week visit to Oklahoma last year to fight for custody of their 4-year-old adopted daughter, according to previous reports.

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