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Lena Lunsford Out of Jail, Warned to Avoid Felon
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on July 12, 2013 @ 4:56PM
Created on July 11, 2013 @ 5:23PM
 
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - The mother of a missing West Virginia girl is out of jail for now. But a judge is warning her again to stay away from the convicted felon who fathered what will be her eighth child.
 
Lena Lunsford was arrested twice in two weeks for violating probation in Wheeling.
 
U.S. Magistrate James Seibert ruled Thursday that she is neither a flight risk nor a danger to the community.
 
But Siebert say she's clearly unwilling to comply with the court's conditions.
 
He ordered a bond be posted and warned Lunsford that continued defiance could lead to imprisonment and prosecution for contempt of court.
 
Lunsford served eight months for welfare fraud after her 3-year-old daughter Aliayah disappeared from their Lewis County home in September 2011.
 
The child has never been found.

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Comments (3)
Jul 12, 2013 at 2:25 PM
How many chances does she get?
Jul 12, 2013 at 2:23 PM
I just can't figure this out.
Jul 11, 2013 at 11:37 PM
Two smacks on the hand and now don't you do that again! Is it any wonder people continue to thumb their nose at the WV Court System?
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