LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The first day of testimony is over in the case against a mother accused of burning her two stepsons with a battery charger.
Melissa Lively was charged with two counts of aggravated assault in November of 2006. On Tuesday, jurors heard from police investigators who told the court the 15 and 16-year-old boys had similar injuries. Pictures taken of the boys show bruised bodies and open wounds from what investigators believe to be a five amp battery charger. The boys told investigators they slept in a closet in the garage while the other five kids stayed inside the house.
Lively is the first of four charged in this case to stand trial. Her husband Steve Lively, son Jason Lively and family friend Kyle Sexton all face similar charges.
If convicted Lively faces anywhere from two to 20 years in prison. Testimony resumes Wednesday morning at 9 a.m.
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