John Charlton

Man kills mother of three, dismembers her in bathtub and dumps her remains in recycling bin

A Washington state man will spend most of the next three decades behind bars for the brutal murder and dismembering of a woman in her home nearly two years ago.

According to KCPQ, 39-year-old John Robert Charlton disposed of the Ingrid Lyne’s remains by dumping her body parts in a recycling bin.

He had recently begun dating the victim, then 40, a nurse and mother of three who lived in Renton, according to prosecutors in the case.

During the trial, evidence indicated Charlton dismembered the woman in her bathtub after murdering her, then drove with her remains to Seattle where he dumped them in the recycling bin where they were found.

Court documents indicate Charlton and Lyne went to a baseball game on the night of the murder.

“Charlton claimed that he had been so intoxicated on Friday night that he could not recall how he and Lyne returned to her residence after the Mariners game, or what transpired when they got there,” records state.

The only details investigators say he provided were that he thought the two had sex that night and that he remembered she was acting “weird.”

Furthermore, documents state he could not recall how he left Lyne’s residence later that evening, speculating that “she must have driven him back to Seattle, where, he claimed, he slept on the sidewalk.”

He has prior criminal convictions spanning six states for charges including aggravated robbery, felony theft and grand theft motor vehicle.

As KCPQ previously reported, Charlton pleaded guilty in October to charges of first-degree murder and theft of a murder vehicle related to Lyne’s death.

A judge sentenced him to a prosecutor-recommended term of 333 month, or just shy of 28 years, in prison.

[Featured image: John Charlton/Associated Press]