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Stanton Sentenced To 40 Years In Prison

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Sonora, Ca — 30-year-old David Roy Stanton will spend 40 years in prison for the murder of Jon Steven Flaherty back on August 25th of last year.

Flaherty´s body was found by investigators three days later in the Deer Creek area near Murderers Gulch.

Stanton was sentenced to 15 years for a conviction of 2nd Degree Murder and an additional 25 years for a gun enhancement charge. There is not a possibility for parole.

The sentencing was handed down this afternoon in Department Four of Tuolumne County Superior Court.

Written by BJ Hansen