8/18/95 – 9/26/10
The first local case to capture my attention in California was the murder of 15 year old Dystiny Myers. I do not wish to share the grisly details of her death or waste my breath uttering the names of the cold blooded killers responsible for it. What I will say is that all five of the monsters involved were found guilty and will spend the rest of their lives in prison without the possibility of parole.
Dystiny would have turned 18 today and started her life as an adult. It breaks my heart that she won’t be able to celebrate her special birthday with the people who love her. She should be eating her favorite meal at dinner with her family. Her night should be spent with the girls, cranking the music and doing their makeup before going to a club in SLO. One of the most bone chilling– and grossly inaccurate– aspects of the case is the ringleader’s assertion that Dystiny was a “nobody.” That is so blatantly wrong. Dystiny was a daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin, and friend– a young woman of worth and value, who deserved to be treated with dignity and respect. She was very much somebody, and her brief life impacted countless individuals, even people who never knew her. Rest in peace, Dystiny. Your years on this earth will not be forgotten…..those who knew you best love you deeply and those who never got that chance still care deeply.
With infinite love, gratitude, and respect,