Man gets nearly 28 years for murder of Renton woman

John Charlton pleaded guilty to killing and dismembering 40-year-old Ingrid Lyne.

John Charlton

John Charlton

The man who pleaded guilty to killing and dismembering a Renton woman in 2016 was sentenced to nearly 28 years in prison last week.

John Charlton, 38, was sentenced Jan. 5 for killing 40-year-old Ingrid Lyne, Renton resident, nurse and mother of three.

Lyne was reported missing April 2016. Later the same day, Lyne’s partial body remains were found in a recycling bin in Seattle’s Central District. The county medical examiner reported she died of homicidal violence.

Charlton and Lyne reportedly met on an online dating service. Charlton allegedly spent the night at Lyne’s house in the Highlands the day before she was reported missing. Police found Charlton at his former girlfriend’s house in Snohomish and arrested him.

His bail was originally set at $2 million at his first court appearance, but prosecutors asked the judge to increase it to $5 million. He was charged with first-degree murder.

Charlton initially pleaded not guilty at his arraignment, but changed his plea October 2017 according to a King County Prosecutor’s Office press release. He also pleaded guilty to a charge of theft of motor vehicle, for stealing Lyne’s car.

He was sentenced to 333 months in prison, which is nearly 28 years.

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