Cody Miller pleads guilty to murder
January 8, 2013
Cody Miller pled guilty to participating in the murder of Dystiny Myers on Monday in exchange for a prison term of 39 years.
Miller reached an agreement with the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s office to plead guilty to first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
Co-defendant Ty Hill, pled guilty to murder last week and avoided the death penalty in doing so. Hill raped Miller with a baseball bat before the 2010 murder of Myers.
After the murder, Miller fled from Hill and his others cohorts who began beating him in the face with a shovel as he was digging Myers’ grave. Miller informed firefighters about the plot shortly thereafter.
The firefighters found the badly burned body of Myers in a shallow grave near Santa Margarita. She was found hogtied with her legs bound behind her, a glove stuffed in her mouth, on her eyes plucked out, sweat pants tied around her throat and her hands duck taped across her chest.
Following Miller’s plea, only two defendants remain slated to stand trial next month: Rhonda Wisto and her son Frank York. Jason Greenwell of Nipomo has also confessed and agreed to testify against the remaining defendants.