Prosecutors seek death penalty in murder of Dystiny Myers
February 24, 2011
San Luis Obispo County prosecutors are pushing for the death penalty for at least one of the alleged killers of 15-year-old Dystiny Myers.
The badly burned body of Myers was found in a shallow grave near Santa Margarita in September. She was found hogtied with her legs bound behind her, a glove stuffed in her mouth, sweat pants tied around her throat and her hands duck taped across her chest.
On Thursday, prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty for Ty Hill, if he is convicted. Prosecutors said they are considering seeking the death penalty for Rhonda Wisto after they have more time to review the evidence.
Wisto allegedly ordered the others to kill Myers because the teen disrespected her.
Hill was the alleged leader in carrying out the torture and murder of Myers.
The remaining three defendants–Cody Miller, Jason Greenwell and Frank York–will not face the death penalty.