- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 26, 2018

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - A man who eventually helped prosecutors convict another man in a central Indiana woman’s slaying during a robbery has been sentenced to time-served.

The Star Press reports 28-year-old Tyler Jay Barton learned his punishment Monday after earlier pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary. He’s been jailed more than 3 years.

Barton apologized to Monica Brown’s relatives for not providing authorities with information about the slaying until several years after the crime.

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Barton testified last year that he was enlisted by co-defendant Danny L. Saintignon Jr. to help steal prescription medication from Brown’s home in Muncie. Saintignon was earlier sentenced to 137½ years in prison after being convicted of murder and robbery.

Prosecutors say Brown, a 35-year-old mother of four, was found stabbed about 70 times on Christmas Eve 2009.


Information from: The Star Press, http://www.thestarpress.com

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