John Lytus Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder, Sentenced to 45 Years
DAYTONA BEACH – John Lytus plead guilty today, January 11, 2016, to the charges of Second Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Kidnapping, and two counts of Resisting an Officer with Violence. Lytus, 52, was sentenced to 45 years in a state prison facility.
After extensive discussions with John Lytus’s victims, the family of the young woman he murdered, and after consultation with our law enforcement partners, it was determined that a negotiated sentence would spare these women from having to endure a traumatic trial experience. The community can breathe a collective sigh of relief now that John Lytus has been sentenced.
For more information contact:
Spencer S. Hathaway
Public Information Officer / Assistant State Attorney
Office of R.J. Larizza
State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit
(386)239-7710 x 17840
(386)562-4043 – Cell