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          Dr. Phil Exclusive: Ex-Girlfriend of the Man Accused of Killing and Dismembering a Seattle Mom Speaks Out


          April 22, 2016

          Heather Danishefsky, former girlfriend of John Robert Charlton, who is accused of killing and dismembering mom of three Ingrid Lyne, claims, “He thrived on making people feel bad.”

          (Hollywood, CA, April 22, 2016) – – Heather Danishefsky, a former girlfriend of John Robert Charlton, the man accused of killing and dismembering a 40-year-old Seattle nurse and mother of three, speaks to Dr. Phil in an exclusive television interview about her relationship with Charlton, and her claims he tried to choke her. The episode airs Tuesday, April 26 (check local listings).
          Charlton, who reportedly had been dating Ingrid Lyne for a month, has been charged with first-degree murder in her death. Authorities say Lyne was murdered and her body was dismembered and subsequently disposed in the trash. Charlton is currently in jail on a $2 million dollar bond and faces at least 28 years in prison if convicted. In the episode, Danishefsky tells her story of her relationship with Charlton, her allegations of his controlling behavior, the emotional abuse she claims she suffered and how he allegedly choked her twice. She claims that Charlton had a secret dark side which she says made her not surprised to hear he was a suspect in the murder. Also, find out about the surprising photo Danishefsky took of Charlton and the blanket her daughter keeps as a reminder of Charlton.
          Select quotes from the episode:

          “We argued and it turned into us have sex and during it he put his hands around my throat and squeezed and it scared me because he was getting to the point where it was getting hard to breath.”
          – Heather Danishefsky alleging that John Robert Charlton choked her while they were dating

          “It makes my skin crawl. It makes me sick. I regret not saying anything to anybody. I didn't even tell my own mom. The least I could have done is tell somebody.”
          - Heather Danishefsky about John Robert Charlton.

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