"They made it clear from the very beginning, 'OK Miss Lizon, you are going to corroborate our story or we'll take your son away."
Stephanie said the state began working to seize her 2-year-old son, Mojmir, soon afterward. Instead, Peter and Stephanie Lizon agreed to give permanent custody of Mojmir to Stephanie's parents in Virginia. In late April, Stephanie Lizon was arrested after police said she took her son to Jackson County without permission. They charged her with felony child concealment.
"I said this isn't going to be over until I spend some time in South Central, too,'" she said, referencing her legal troubles and what she believes is law enforcement targeting her.
Stephanie Lizon waited in the South Central Regional Jail for a month before the charge was dismissed. No one showed up to a court hearing to testify against her.
During that time, a woman and two other suspects Stephanie Lizon had trusted to feed her dogs and goats allegedly stole items from the Lizons' home. Police say the suspects then burned down the house on May 2.
Stephanie Lizon said she lives out of her car and sometimes motels, when she can get the money. She is forbidden from seeing Peter Lizon as a condition of his release on bail.
She's angry and frustrated that the case has been hanging on for as long as it has been, she said.
"I don't want to compromise," she said. "I didn't do anything wrong and I don't see why we should behave like guilty people or sit on pins and needles waiting for something to happen."
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