TV personalities charged with child abuse after baby’s positive cocaine test
ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Two Tucson, Arizona, TV personalities pleaded not guilty to drug and child abuse charges after tests revealed there was cocaine in their baby’s system.
Krystin and Somchai Lisaius were in court on Monday.
Krystin Lisaius worked at KGUN-TV, but her employment status now is unclear. Somchai Lisaius was a reporter for Tucson News Now, but no longer works there, according to the station.
Lt. Kara Riley said the baby was taken to the hospital on May 15 after being breast-fed and appearing to be in distress. Testing revealed cocaine in the four-month-old’s body.
Michael Piccarreta, the couple’s attorney, said they are “in the midst of putting their lives back together.”
He said the two are good, loving parents who want to have their family back together.
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