Monday, May 20, 2013
5-21-13 dog attack trial
A Campbellsport man accused of ordering his pet dog to attack a teenage boy at his town of Osceola home last summer is on trial this week. Opening statements were held Monday afternoon in the trial of Richard Lisko. Lisko is charged with first degree reckless injury and false imprisonment. During opening statements assistant District Attorney Dennis Krueger told the jury that Lisko accused of the 18 year old victim of stealing his morphine pills and commanded his pit bull to attack the teen while the victim’s father stood by and did nothing to stop the attack. "He (Lisko) punched him in the face, had his dog attack him and hung him by his feet for 45 minutes," Krueger said. Defense attorney Daniel Stevens says the teen and his friends had been terrorizing Lisko in the days and weeks leading up to the incident burglarizing Lisko’s home. "...he was being terrorized by a group of young punks with guns. They come in, they shoot his sheep, shoot at him, and try and break into his house, try to break into his trailer," Stevens said. The trial is scheduled to last all week.