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Woman Accused of Killing Lover Dies




A woman convicted of the murder of her lover in 2015 died in hospital on Thursday, hours before her scheduled sentencing.


Lynette Charlton, 48, who had a history of seizures, died in the trauma room at Princess Margaret Hospital.


She was due to appear before Supreme Court Justice Jeanine Weech-Gomez for the 2015 shooting death of Wayne Seymour.


In November 2021, a jury found that Charlton pulled a gun on Seymour while they were both in Adelaide.


Seymour fled from the truck and Charlton shot him twice in the back before leaving him to die in the street. Police later found Seymour’s truck burned to the ground.


However, Seymour didn’t die right away and he told police and first responders who had shot him.


Charlton was facing a sentence of up to 60 years in prison.

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