How a selfie saved a man from 99 years in prison

How a selfie saved a man from 99 years in prison
Christopher Precopia (Image: KVUE video screen grab)

[Ed. – Is the moral ‘Always take selfies’?]

The morning of September 22, 2017, Cristopher Precopia went to work at a lumber yard in Georgetown.

By the end of the day, he was in jail facing 99 years in prison.

But he didn’t know why.

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Why had police come to his work and arrested him? Why was he being accused of these horrible crimes? Who was accusing him?

She said he broke into her home in Temple.

She said he sliced an “X” into her chest with a box cutter.

She said it happened on Sept. 20, 2017 around 7:20 p.m.

She was his high school girlfriend. The two dated several years earlier, but he couldn’t remember the last time the two had contact.

Now Precopia was facing a felony charge: burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit other crimes.

“I had no idea why everything was happening, and I was lost,” he said.

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