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2 attorneys found dead in Santa Barbara

May 4, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two attorneys have been found shot to death in their home in Santa Barbara, and the brother of one of victims is under arrest.Santa Barbara police say officers responded to the home early Monday after neighbors reported hearing gunshots and glass breaking.

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  • Officers found Daniel Lyons and Barbara Scharton dead inside the home. A police statement says Corey Lyons has been arrested but it did not elaborate on circumstances of the shootings.

    The Fresno Bee reports Daniel Lyons and Scharton were attorneys who had homes in both Fresno and Santa Barbara. Daniel Lyons was a senior partner at McCormick Barstow. Scharton formerly worked for the Fresno County district attorney's office.

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