Man facing 19 felonies in torture case returns to court

Man facing 19 felonies in torture case returns to court »Play Video
Lucas Webby appears Friday, July 26, 2013, in Kern County court in a torture and domestic violence case.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A man facing 19 felony charges was back in Kern County court Friday, accused of torturing a woman over a two-day period.

Lucas Webby was arrested late last month. Investigators believe Webby punched, kicked, strangled and hit the woman with a baseball bat. Deputies also found methamphetamine and marijuana during a search of Webby's home.

Among the numerous charges: attempted murder, torture, inflicting corporal injury on spouse or cohabitant, willful cruelty to a child, and assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm.

Friday was Webby's pretrial arraignment. His felony arraignment was July 1. A readiness hearing is scheduled for October, and a jury trial is scheduled for November.