ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. (KDKA/AP) – A woman and her adult son have been ordered to stand trial on charges they fatally beat the woman’s husband behind a western Pennsylvania grocery store.
State police testified Wednesday that 40-year-old Lisa Jones-Orock and her 22-year-old son, Zachary Jones, plotted to lure 57-year-old Gerald Lee Orock Jr. to the market in Ellwood City the night of Dec. 7.
Police say both suspects gave statements, though Jones-Orock tried to deny her son was involved. But police say Zachary Jones told them he beat and kicked Orock until he was bloody and motionless, then posted on Facebook that Orock beat his mother “more times than she deserved.”
The weapon used was allegedly a wooden club.
The couple had a history of domestic dispute incidents.
In March, Lisa was charged after allegedly trying to cut off Gerald’s penis with a box cutter in Ellwood City.
Lisa initially told police Gerald attacked her with a knife. As a result, he was briefly taken into custody.
After being taken to the New Castle Police Department, he told police she tried to cut his penis off with a box cutter.
His pants were cut in the crotch area. He also had cuts to his arms and hands. Police determined the wounds were defensive in nature.
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