RIPLEY, W.Va. (AP) - Charges have been dropped against three people accused of burning a Jackson County couple's home while they were in jail.
Media outlets report that first-degree arson charges against 32-year-old Christopher Michael Hill, 50-year-old Colena Kay Martin and her son, 34-year-old Daniel Martin, were dropped without prejudice. That means the charges could be refiled.
The fire destroyed the home of Peter and Stephanie Lizon in May.
Peter Lizon was arrested in July in a malicious wounding case involving his wife. Those charges were dropped in August, in part because the woman denied the allegations and refused to cooperate with prosecutors.
Peter Lizon still faces a misdemeanor charge for allegedly violating conditions of his bail by being in contact with his wife.