Final Myers defendant sentenced
May 29, 2013
Greenwell pled guilty to second-degree murder in exchange for his testimony. His plea agreement with the District Attorney’s Office makes him eligible for parole after 15 years.
The sentencing of Greenwell concludes the Myers case. The other four defendants each received sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole for their involvement in the 2010 murder of the 15-year-old runaway girl.
In September 2010, firefighters found Myers’ body burned and buried in a shallow grave near Santa Margarita with her legs bound behind her, sweatpants tied around her throat and a glove stuffed in her mouth.
Greenwell testified that Rhonda Wisto, who was housing Myers at the time, ordered the murder and that Ty Hill helped plan the killing.
Wisto, as well as her son Frank York, stood trial and received first-degree murder convictions with torture and kidnapping enhancements. Hill accepted a plea deal of life in prison without parole in order to avoid the death penalty.
The fifth defendant Cody Miller also agreed to a plea deal resulting in a life in prison without the possibility of parole. Miller, however, requested that he not receive eligibility for parole because he said he does belong in society.
As part of his testimony, Greenwell passed on Myers’ final words as she was beaten to death.
“She said tell her mom that she loved her,” Greenwell said.