Stephanie Lizon is eight months pregnant with their second child.
She told The Charleston Gazette on Thursday that she's been living out of her car and motels and would continue to do so until her husband's legal troubles are over.
Initially after his arrest, Peter and Stephanie Lizon agreed to grant permanent custody of their 2-year-old son, Mojmir, to Stephanie's parents in Virginia. They feared the state would take him, he said.
"We really have two battles we're fighting right now: this criminal battle, but much more importantly, the battle to get our son back," he said.
In May, police arrested Peter Lizon after they said he lied about being in contact with his wife, who also was arrested after she allegedly took her son without her parents' permission.
While they were both in jail, three suspects allegedly broke into their home and took farm equipment and tools. The suspects then burned the house to the ground on May 2, police say.
The loss of their home, neglected farm work and legal bills have set Peter Lizon back about $750,000, he said.
He has since bought a mobile home for Stephanie to return to. For now, though, she is forbidden from seeing her husband, as a condition of his release.
Peter Lizon had been living in a shack the couple once used to dry slaughtered livestock, he said.
No matter the outcome in the case against him, Peter Lizon said, he will be with his wife and family.
"With so many issues we have, our priority is to be together with our children," he said. "Everything else is secondary."
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