Posted: May 7, 2013 6:04 PM by April Hansen, KSBY News
Updated: May 8, 2013 7:32 AM
Two of the people convicted of the murder of 15-year old Dystiny Myers will be sentenced on Wednesday.
Rhonda Wisto and her son, Frank York, were convicted in March of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping, and torture.
Dystiny's body was found badly beaten and burned near Santa Margarita in September 2010. Now more than two years later, her family may get some closure.
Dystiny's mother, Aileen, and her grandmother, Kathy, say justice is being served.
Her grandmother says what bothered her the most during the trial was that it was said Dystiny was a nobody and wouldn't be missed, but she says Dystiny was somebody and she'll never be forgotten.
"She's all around us," said Dystiny's grandmother, Kathy Clark.
Dystiny's mother and grandmother say even though they can't see her or hear her voice, they know Dystiny is always with them.
"And the rain coming down, it's her saying ‘it's okay guys,'" said Clark.
Dystiny would be 17-years old now, just about to graduate from high school and possibly head off to college.
"Her prom, her dances, her telling me ‘I don't look good and I have to go change clothes' and her graduation," are what Clark says she's missing.
"Nobody understands the emptiness and the loneliness. It's empty," said Clark.
Dystiny's mom, Aileen, says the sentencing of Wisto and York will bring her some comfort knowing they will have to live with what they did to her daughter.
"You knew when she was there, and when you met her, you never forgot her," said Dystiny's mother, Aileen Lucas.
They say their family is devastated.
"They took something that can never be replaced. Never. Nobody could ever replace Dystiny," said Clark.
But they say they stay strong for Dystiny and will always fight to keep her memory alive.
Wisto and York face life in prison without the possibility of parole
Three others were also convicted in Dystiny Myers' murder.
Ty Michael Hill and Cody Miller pleaded guilty to first degree murder and were sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Jason Greenwell took a deal with the District Attorney's Office and will have the opportunity for parole in 15 years.
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