Man Wants Charges For Torturing His Wife Dropped

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Updated Fri, Aug 2, 2013 4:35 pm

UPDATE 4:33 p.m. A West Virginia man accused of torturing his wife for years will be allowed to be there for the birth of their child.

Jackson County Judge Thomas Evans ruled Friday that Peter Lizon could have contact with his wife, Stephanie, who is due to give birth to their child this month.

Lizon is on home confinement. He faces three counts each of malicious wounding and domestic battery. Stephanie Lizon is not cooperating with prosecutors in the case.

Evans ruled that Stephanie Lizon can go to her husband's home, where she plans to give birth, and remain there for five days. The couple's first child also was delivered at home.

Peter Lizon's attorneys filed motions Thursday asking that the charges be dismissed. The judge will hear those arguments on Aug. 19.


A West Virginia man accused of torturing his wife for years is arguing that charges against him should be dropped.

Peter Lizon's attorneys filed motions Thursday to dismiss charges against him. They claim authorities waited too late to prosecute Lizon on three counts each of malicious wounding and domestic battery. They also claim the charges should be tossed because the original prosecutor had a conflict of interest. He has since recused himself from the case.

Lizon's attorneys will appear in Jackson County Circuit Court in Ripley Friday on another matter. They are asking that his bond be modified to allow Lizon to be with his wife, who is expected to give birth to their child this month.

It's unclear if the judge will take up the motions to dismiss.

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