Articles Tagged With ‘Dystiny Myers’

Accused killer changes plea, won’t testify

BULLETIN: A key witness in the trial of alleged murderers Jacob York and his mother, Rhonda Wisto, surprised prosecutors and a courtroom full of spectators Monday morning by reneging on an earlier promise to testify. Cody Lane Miller invoked his... (Continue reading)

Jury views taped confession of accused Myers killer

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A gripping interrogation videotape showing sheriff’s detectives patiently breaking down murder suspect Frank Jacob York took center stage Thursday as the first week of trial of Dystiny Myers’ alleged killers concluded. The two-hour videotape concluded with York... (Continue reading)

Wisto feared Myers would expose meth trade

By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE County prosecutors continued Wednesday to cultivate the concept of culpability of a mother-son “criminal enterprise” in the violent slaying of 15-year-old Dystiny Myers, weaving a sordid story of life inside a drug dealing family.... (Continue reading)

DA drops attempted murder of co-conspirator charge in Myers case

The two remaining defendants standing trial for the September 2010 killing of Dystiny Myers no longer face a charge of attempting to murder one of their co-conspirators. [KSBY] The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office dropped attempted premeditated murder... (Continue reading)

Cody Miller pleads guilty to murder

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... (Continue reading)

Murder suspect’s hospital statements inadmissible

Statements made by a man accused of murdering Dystiny Myers to first responders in Santa Margarita will be admissible in court while some of his statements to investigators at the hospital will not be admissible, a judge ruled Monday. Cody... (Continue reading)

Dystiny Myers murder suspect was a police informant

By KAREN VELIE One of the people accused of participating in the violent murder of Dystiny Myers was an informant for the Santa Maria Police Department gang suppression unit, a detective testified on Monday. Ty Michael Hill is facing the... (Continue reading)

Testimony reveals defendant’s description of Myers murder

A preliminary hearing Wednesday in the Dystiny Myers murder case revealed statements by one of the defendants explaining his role in the killing of the 15-year-old Santa Maria girl. [KCOY] Cody Miller told San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies and... (Continue reading)

Dystiny Myers murder testimony begins in prelim hearing

Firefighters who responded to the burned body of Dystiny Myers testified Monday about statements made by one of the defendents during a preliminary hearing on the murder of the 15-year-old Santa Maria girl. [Tribune] The trial, rescheduled to begin February... (Continue reading)

Death penalty possible in Dystiny Myers’ murder

A San Luis Obispo attorney’s motion to rule out the death penalty for one of the alleged killers of 15-year-old Dystiny Myers was denied Monday in San Luis Obispo Superior Court. William McLennan, the attorney for Ty Michael Hill of... (Continue reading)