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Ex-boyfriend of Baby Amiah's mother, sentenced to 10 years in prison after plea deal

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Posted at 1:48 PM, Apr 11, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-10 11:38:38-04

UPDATE: A Marion County judge on Friday sentenced Robert Lyons to 10 years in prison for neglect in the 2019 disappearance of baby Amiah Robertson.

After his release, Superior Court Judge Marie Kern ordered Lyons to spend one year on home detention, two more years on probation.

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PREVIOUS: INDIANAPOLIS — The ex-boyfriend of baby Amiah Robertson's mother has entered a plea agreement.

According to court documents, Robert "Robbie" Lyons will plead guilty to Neglect of a Dependent. Per the agreement, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison and one year of home detention to follow.

Baby Amiah Robertson disappeared in 2019. In September 2022, Indianapolis officials announced that both Lyons and Amber Robertson have been indicted by a grand jury.

Amber Robertson is the mother of Amiah. She is set for trial in June.

Both Robertson and Lyons were charged with:

  • Neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury — level 3 felony
  • Neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury — level 5 felony
  • Neglect of a dependent with deprivation — level 5 felony
  • Neglect of a dependent — level 6 felony

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Breaking down the grand jury indictment in the case of missing baby Amiah Robertson

Amiah, 8 months, was last seen March 9, 2019, with Lyons, at a home in the 200 block of South Holmes Avenue.

Amber Robertson told detectives that her boyfriend Robert Lyons had taken the infant to the babysitter.

Detectives at the time said they believe Lyons drove a 1996 maroon Isuzu Rodeo in "poor condition" and had spent an extended amount of time in the area of Rockville Road and South Mickley Avenue before he returned to Amber, without Amiah, about 10 p.m.

Amiah was not reported missing until March 16, 2019.

Amiah still hasn't been located.