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US man accused of keeping wife in chains for years

Authorities say a US man tortured his wife and kept her in chains for a decade, treating her as his slave.



Morgantown: Authorities say a US man tortured his wife and kept her in chains for a decade, treating her as his slave.

A criminal complaint says the 43-year-old woman was burned on her back and breasts with irons and frying pans, and her foot was smashed under farm equipment. She also allegedly delivered a stillborn child while in chains. Another infant survived.

Thirty-seven-year-old Peter Lizon was in a West Virginia jail on USD 300,000 bond on Wednesday. He was scheduled to appear in court on a malicious wounding charge Friday.

Jackson County Chief Deputy Tony Boggs says the victim has endured more torture than virtually any domestic violence victim he`s ever seen.

Lizon`s attorney wasn`t immediately available for comment. He told WSAZ-TV the allegations are false.

PTI

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