Mesa Murder Trial Coverage

Corey Lyons is charged with two counts of murder, each with special circumstances of lying in wait, committing a double murder, and murder for financial gain. If any of the special circumstances are found to be true in connection with the crime, it could mean life without parole. There is also an allegation of him using a gun, which could add an additional life sentence. He is also charged with residential burglary.

Corey Lyons Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole

Convicted of killing his brother in brutal 2009 double murder. Read story.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sentencing for Corey Lyons Delayed

A sentencing hearing for Corey Lyons was delayed until April. Read story.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

DA Gets Lyons Conviction on Third Try

A North County jury found Corey Lyons guilty of two murders after only five hours of deliberation. Read story.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Lyons Convicted of Double Murder

A jury finds him guilty of killing his brother and his brother's girlfriend in May 2009. Read story.

Originally published 12:03 p.m., December 21, 2011
Updated 3:30 p.m., December 21, 2011

Two Homicides, Three Trials

Accused Mesa murderer Corey Lyons is now facing a jury once again. Read story.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Opening Statements Begin for Third Lyons Trial

Opening statements in the third murder trial of Corey Lyons took place on 10/12. Read story.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Lyons Trial Jury Selection Begins

Jury selection for the third trial of Corey Lyons is underway. Read story.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Veteran Prosecutor to Lead Third Lyons Trial

Veteran prosecutor Ron Zonen, according to reports, will be the lead prosecutor in the third trial against Corey Lyons, accused of shooting and killing his brother, Daniel, and his brother’s life partner, Barbara Scharton, in May 2008. Read story.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Lyons Possibly Retried in August

Attorneys are looking tentatively at mid August as the trial date for Corey Lyons’s third murder trial, after the first two ended in mistrials. Read story.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hung Jury in Lyons Murder Trial

District Attorney already makes the decision to retry the case. Read story.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Jury Deliberating in Lyons Murder Trial

Has 46 days of trial and evidence to consider. Read story.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Lyons Murder Trial Continues

The double murder retrial of Corey Lyons—accused of shooting and killing his brother and brother’s life partner—continues to trudge along in Judge Brian Hill’s courtroom. Read story.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Neighbors, Friends Testify in Mesa Murder Trial

Defense tries to paint the victims as greedy people with enemies. Read story.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Second Lyons Trial Focusing on Lawsuit

Testimony in the second murder trial of Corey Lyons—accused of shooting his brother Daniel and his brother’s partner, Barbara Scharton—has largely focused on a lawsuit between the two brothers regarding the construction of Daniel's home. Read story.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

No Double Jeopardy in Lyons Case

Judge Brian Hill on 1/3 denied Corey Lyons's motion to dismiss his double murder case on the grounds of double jeopardy. Read story.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011
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