The homicides of attorneys Barbara Scharton and Daniel Lyons occurred in separate bedrooms of their newly constructed home in city of Santa Barbara, California in May 4, 2009.
The homicide of Barbara Scharton was in a bedroom on the first floor of the Lyons/Scharton home and was followed by the Daniel Lyons homicide which occurred in a bedroom on the second floor.
Presented are crime scene and autopsy photos. Daniel was 55 and Barbara 48 years old.
The police identified Corey Lyons, the brother of Daniel Lyons,as the suspect in these homicides. Corey was arrested in a nearby citywithin eight hours of the homicides and subsequently charged withthe two homicides.
According to the prosecution, these were murdersof revenge. A family dispute which became a civil lawsuit allegedly motivated Corey to commit the homicides where he lost most of his assets to Daniel plus his ability to conduct his residential construction business. Corey Lyons was alleged to have committed the homicides of his brother and sister-in-law in retaliation.