SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif- It was a dramatic week in the Dystiny Myers murder trial. A defendant testified against the remaining two, there was a switch in a plea deal and just as quickly as this case began it appears to be coming to an end.
The week began with a recorded interview with Frank Jacob York and investigators, days after the murder of Dystiny Myers. "So if someone says take care of this problem, you take care of the problem," said a Sheriff's Detective in a recorded interview. "Usually I try to take care of it in a different way then what happened," replied York.
York painted a gruesome picture of the slaying of Myers, saying he did what he was told. "Told me that, beat her up and take her and kill her," said York in the interview.
Using dash cam video from September 26th, 2010, the day of the arrests, the prosecution showed Ty Hill, Jason Greenwell and a woman stopped in Rhonda Wisto's truck hours after the killing. Hill and Greenwell are in the back of the unit trying to reach Wisto on a walky talkie Hill sneaked in. "I'm calling Rhonda, she's not answerin'," said Hill as he was in the back of the patrol car.
Greenwell who was in the unit, was brought to court this week to testify against York and Wisto as part of his plea bargain. "At one point Ty ended up handing the baseball bat to Jacob York and he said, specifically said, to Mark Maguire her legs," said Jason Greenwell, a defendant.
Then a surprising twist, Cody Miller, set to testify as part of a plea deal refused and decided to change his plea of guilty to premeditated first degree murder and conspiracy to another one. This time with a longer sentence of life without parole. His attorney said Miller didn't feel like he deserved a break or forgiveness. Although he did apologize to the family in court.
"I really am sorry, I'm not asking for your forgiveness, I know I don't deserve it, I apologize," said Cody Miller, a defendant. The prosecution has rested their case and now the defense has a chance to bring in witnesses. If they don't, closing arguments could begin Thursday.
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