Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

WV State News

June 21, 2013

W.Va. woman denounces torture case against husband

CHARLESTON, —  A West Virginia woman whose husband is accused of torturing her for years is accusing prosecutors of pushing the case against him over her objections.

Stephanie Lizon accuses Jackson County prosecutors of threatening to take her son if she didn’t cooperate in the case against her husband, Peter.

Last July, Stephanie Lizon fled from her husband while at a Parkersburg equipment rental company. A domestic violence shelter worker says she claimed he locked her up and beat her for years.

Peter Lizon was charged with malicious wounding but wasn’t indicted. Stephanie Lizon denied the allegations in court.

She tells The Charleston Gazette she’s eight months pregnant and living out of her car while family in Virginia raises her son.

Jackson County Prosecutor Kenny Skeen didn’t immediately respond for comment.

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