Aaron Staton sentenced to 40 years behind bars for murder of Netria Lyons

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis man was sentenced to 40 years behind bars Wednesday for the 2016 murder of Netria Lyons.

Aaron Staton, 36, was arrested last August in connection with the fatal June 2016 shooting of 20-year-old Lyons at her residence in the Woodhaven Park Apartments.

Family members told police Lyons had just moved to the area in December and was working at Amazon and for a security company.

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Staton was picked up on preliminary charges of murder and possession of a handgun without a license in the case. Marion County court records show he had previously been charged with criminal confinement, sexual battery, battery and possession of marijuana – although all of those charges were later dismissed.

Aaron Staton, 36

On Wednesday, Staton pleaded guilty to one count of murder in Marion County Criminal Court 2.

He received a split sentence of 40 years in the Indiana Department of Correction, to be followed by five years with Marion County Community Corrections and another five years on probation. A judge suspended five years of Staton’s sentence. Staton will also receive  credit for 394 days already served in jail.

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