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CPS takes infant from pair in W.Va. torture case

September 6, 2013
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The couple involved in a high-profile case of alleged domestic violence has lost custody of their newborn daughter.

Peter and Stephanie Lizon say Child Protective Services removed 3-week-old Bozena from their Leroy home.

Stephanie Lizon told the Charleston Daily Mail ( ) Thursday that she suspects the government is retaliating for her refusal to cooperate in the case against her husband.

The state agency that oversees CPS didn't immediately comment on the Lizons' allegations Friday.

A judge dismissed domestic battery and malicious wounding charges against Peter Lizon last month, partly because his wife denied the allegations.

In July 2012, she fled from her husband and told domestic violence shelter workers she had been held captive for the better part of a decade — beaten, burned and even shackled. She later recanted.


Information from: Charleston Daily Mail,



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