Facts of the Crime:
Staton’s ex-girlfriend Beverly Yohn had a protective order against him and was staying at her mother’s. On February 25, 2004, Staton went to the mother’s house and stabbed Yohn to death in front of her two children. He was on parole from a conviction for a prior stabbing. Staton claimed that he was high at the time, and that he had acted in self-defense.
Staton was sentenced to death in Blair County on June 1, 2006.