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Selfie Saves Texas Man Who Was Facing 99 Years in Prison for Carving 'X' Into Ex's Chest

2018-11-16 22:59
A TEXAS MAN FACING 99 YEARS IN PRISON SAYS A SELFIE HELPED CLEAR HIS NAME. CHRISTOPHER PRECOPIA WAS ARRESTED IN 2017 AT HIS WORK AT A LUMBERYARD. HE WAS ONLY RELEASED AFTER HIS FAMILY POSTED 150-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND. PRECOPIA LATER LEARNED THAT HIS HIGH SCHOOL EX-GIRLFRIEND TOLD POLICE THAT HE HAD BROKEN INTO HER HOME AND CARVED AN "X" INTO HER CHEST WITH A BOX CUTTER. BUT ON THE NIGHT OF THE ALLEGED ATTACK, PRECOPIA WAS 65 MILES AWAY AT A HOTEL WITH HIS MOM. HE DECIDED TO TAKE A SELFIE WITH THE FAMILY THAT NIGHT AND PUT IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA. POLICE FINALLY DROPPED THE CHARGES NINE MONTHS AFTER HIS ARREST WHEN HIS LAWYER TOOK THE SOCIAL MEDIA POST TO PROSECUTORS.