No hearing for Ruben Ebron, plea deal in Lonzie Barton case was expected

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The man accused in the disappearance of Lonzie Barton was expected to enter a plea on Monday afternoon, but Action News Jax has learned that no hearing will take place.

Ruben Ebron's uncle told us his family believed Ebron would be pleading guilty to a charge of aggravated manslaughter. A source told Action News Jax he was going to be sentenced to 20 years in prison and serve five years concurrent for child neglect. However, the judge wanted more information.

Ebron faces charges of child neglect, evidence tampering and lying to police. He was expected to go to trial Monday. However, the judge granted a continuance in court.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is at the scene on the Southside conducting a search. Sources told Action News Jax that the remains of Lonzie Barton have been found. Officials confirmed the remains are believed to be Lonzie's in an afternoon news conference.

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