RIPLEY, W.Va. – A Jackson County circuit judge could rule Monday on a motion to dismiss the criminal indictment against Peter Lizon, the Jackson County man who allegedly tortured his wife for years.
Special Prosecutor Craig Patterson made a motion Friday to dismiss the indictment against Lizon. Patterson’s motion said the prior prosecutor in the case had a conflict of interest and cited a lack of admissible evidence in the case.
Lizon, 39, of Leroy, was arrested last year after his wife Stephanie told some people at a women’s shelter that she had been abused and tortured. She later recanted the story.
The special prosecutor’s move Friday came just one day after the Lizons became parents of a new baby girl. The child was born at the couple’s home in Jackson County Thursday.
Jackson County Circuit Judge Tom Evans has a hearing on the motion set for 10 o’clock Monday in Ripley.