State v. John R. Charlton
October 2, 2017
Defendant John Charlton Pleads Guilty as Charged for the Murder of Ingrid Lyne
John R. Charlton, 37, pled guilty this morning as charged to Murder in the First Degree for the murder of Ingrid Lyne, 40, in April 2016. The defendant also pled guilty to a charge of Theft of a Motor Vehicle for the theft of Lyne’s automobile. The defendant killed the victim and dismembered her body. Her remains were later found in Seattle.
The defendant faces a sentence range of 250 to 333 months in prison. King County Prosecutors will be recommending a top of the range sentence of 333 months. Charlton is scheduled for sentencing for January 5 at 1 p.m. before Judge Julie Spector in courtroom E-815 of the King County Courthouse.
“Our community was shocked by the senseless murder of Ingrid Lyne,” said King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg. “We have charged the most serious crimes we could under the law, and now that this defendant has pled guilty, we will be recommending the maximum prison sentence,” he added.