Mahoning County Woman Sentenced to Prison in Dismemberment Case

(YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced that a Mahoning County woman, Katrina Layton, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for her role in the murder and dismemberment of Shannon Graves.

“Abuse of a corpse is described as an offense that outrages reasonable community sensibilities – and her grotesque actions fit the bill,” Yost said.

Layton pleaded guilty to four counts of tampering with evidences (F3), three counts of obstruction of justice (F3) and one count of abuse of a corpse (F5).

Arturo Novoa, aka Anthony Gonzalez, pleaded guilty in May 2019 to the murder and cover-up. He was sentenced to 48 years to life in prison.

The Youngstown Police Department, Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI investigated the case. The Special Prosecutions Section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office prosecuted the case.

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