Mother of Missing West Virginia Girl Could Learn Fate Tuesday


The mother of a missing girl from Lewis County could soon find out if she'll spend what's left of her one-year probation behind bars.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey is set to hear arguments Tuesday morning in Wheeling on whether to revoke Lena Lunsford's probation permanently after her third arrest this summer for ignoring court orders.

She was repeatedly warned to stay away from the convicted felon who fathered what will be her eighth child. She met him at a halfway house in Wheeling after her release from prison.

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.

Lunsford has been held at the Northern Regional Jail since last week.

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