Posted: Feb 27, 2013 5:44 PM by Connie Tran, KSBY News
Updated: Mar 14, 2013 8:36 AM
The trial surrounding the murder of Dystiny Myers got underway on Wednesday in San Luis Obispo with jury selection. The 15-year old girl was found beaten and burned near Santa Margarita back in September 2010.
Judge Barry LaBarbera weeded through a section of 128 potential jurors as prosecutors and defense attorneys listened.
Frank York and Rhonda Wisto will be tried for the murder of Myers. Potential jurors gasped when they judge made the announcement. Three other defendants were charged in the murder.
Last month, Ty Michael Hill of Santa Maria, plead guilty to first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping, and other counts. He was sentenced to life without possibility of parole.
Also in January, Cody Miller of Fresno, accepted a deal on charges of first degree murder, and conspiracy to commit murder. As part of his deal, he will testify against York and Wisto. He faces 39-years to life in prison.
And, the fifth murder suspect, Jason Greenwell, has also agreed to testify.
The questioning of potential jurors begins next Tuesday.
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