Myers mother speaks out after delivery of guilty verdict
March 25, 2013
A day after a San Luis Obispo jury found Rhonda Wisto and Jacob York guilty of kidnapping, torturing and murdering Dystiny Myers, the victim’s mother shared her thoughts on the trial. [KCOY]
Aileen Myers said she could hardly bear the point in the trial when co-conspirator Jason Greenwell testified that the last words her daughter spoke during her beating were to tell her mother she loved her.
“She was just getting beat by her legs, and all she could think of was tell my mommy I love her.” Myers said. “I went to the hospital that night, and I had to get some pills. I almost killed myself that night.”
Myers said she could still hear and feel her daughter’s brutal beating.
“I can hear the bats in my head hitting her skin. I can hear it, feel it, everything.”
Of the five individuals convicted of murdering her 15-year-old daughter, Myers said she only has respect for Greenwell.
“The only person out of all those five that I have any kind of respect for, anything for is Greenwell, only because this whole trial, this whole thing he never even looked at us one time,” Myers said.
The victim’s mother, however, said she felt bad for all four men involved in the murder because they had to answer to Wisto.
“I felt bad for all of them. That woman had so much control,” Myers said. “She thought she was going to get away and she thought this little girl was a nobody”
The jury convicted Wisto and her son, York, Friday of first-degree murder with kidnapping and torture enhancements, as well as of conspiracy to commit murder. Greenwell, Ty Hill and Cody Miller each plead guilty to murdering Myers.
Aileen Myers said she found letters her daughter wrote lying around her house, and she reads them everyday.