A person has been sentenced to 333 months in jail for the brutal homicide of a nurse in April 2016. John Robert Charlton will serve 27 years and 9 months in jail for killing Washington state resident Ingrid Lyne and dismembering her physique.
Court docket paperwork reveal that Charlton had not too long ago entered right into a romantic relationship with the mom of three and the 2 attended a baseball sport previous to the incident. In his testimony, the 39- year-old claimed he was extraordinarily intoxicated and couldn’t keep in mind how he and Lyne returned to her place after the date.
“He mentioned he believed that they had intercourse, and mentioned Lyne was performing ‘bizarre’, however couldn’t or wouldn’t present additional particulars,” the information talked about, in keeping with Q13 Fox. “He assumed she will need to have pushed him again to Seattle, the place, he claimed, he slept on the sidewalk.”
Nonetheless, prosecutors had been capable of show that Charlton strangled the 40-year-old Swedish Medical Middle worker earlier than dismembering her body within the bathtub with the assistance of a pruning noticed. He then transferred the elements to a automobile and drove to Seattle the place he disposed of them in numerous recycling bins throughout town. To this point, not all her physique elements have been discovered.
“What you probably did was vicious and cruel past anybody’s perception,” King County Superior Court docket Decide Julie Spector mentioned on the listening to on 5 January. “Nothing can soften the cruelty with which you dedicated this homicide.”
Charlton pleaded responsible to premeditated first diploma homicide and was given the utmost sentence allowed by state legislation. “There aren’t any phrases that… may alleviate the ache that I’ve triggered,” he mentioned previous to his sentencing in keeping with Seattle PI. “For that I am really sorry.”
His crime has left Lyne’s three daughters, who had been aged 6, eight and 10 on the time, with no mom. The sufferer’s ex-husband Phil Lyne was the primary to recognise that she had gone lacking and expressed his grief in courtroom.
“The defendant took one thing that weekend that did not belong to him,” he mentioned. “He took a good friend, a niece, a cousin, an auntie, a sister, a daughter and a mom.”