RIPLEY, W.Va. (AP) — The wife of a West Virginia man accused of torturing and abusing her for years denied the allegations Friday, testifying that all of her burns and bruises were accidents.
Stephanie Lizon denied that her husband, Peter Lizon, bound her with chains, and when she was shown photos of her injuries, she gave short explanations and said her husband did not intentionally hurt her.
“It was an accident. My husband and I were arguing. We collided with each other,” she testified when shown pictures of back wounds allegedly from a frying pan.
Prosecutor Katie Casto said the bruises were obvious.
“It is plain to a reasonable person that this was intentional,” Casto said. “It’s not an accident.”
July 5, 2013
On Tuesday, July 2, the Beckley Police Department conducted a seat belt checkpoint which yielded zero citations for seat belt violations, which really isn’t surprising when you consider Beckley’s new seat belt law doesn’t go into effect until July 9. The officers did, however, manage to find cause to bring in the K-9 corps and conduct a few illegal drug searches.
Beckely, West Virginia, law enforcement officials conducted the seat belt checkpoint ostensibly to raise awareness about the impending changes to the seat belt law which would make lack of seat belt usage a primary offense in West Virginia.
Jared Marcum, 14 was arrested in April when, officers say, he nearly incited a riot after refusing to change out of his NRA T-shirt. But the teen says he didn’t violate any school policy and was merely exercising his right to free speech. A judge is allowing prosecutors to charge him with obstructing an officer, which means Marcum could face jail time or a fine.
Jared Marcum was arrested after refusing to remove an NRA T-shirt at school in April.
A West Virginia teen who was arrested after refusing to change out of his National Rifle Association T-shirt at school could face a fine and even jail time on a related charge.
A judge in Logan County Court is allowing prosecutors to charge 14-year-old Jared Marcum with obstructing an officer in the April 18 incident, reported CBS affiliate WTRF-TV.