California governor Gavin Newsom reversed a parole board’s decision. As a result, convicted killer Jason Greenwell will remain behind bars, the parole board agreed to release him.
Greenwell is one of five people convicted of murder in the death of 15-year-old Dystiny Myers.
In September 2010, Greenwell, along with Ty Michael Hill, Frank Jacob York, Rhonda Wisto and Cody Miller, bound and beat Myers in Nipomo. They buried her in a shallow grave near Santa Margarita lake. Myers’ body was later found in the grave.
In his written decision, governor Newsom said, “I have carefully examined the record for evidence that Mr. Greenwell’s insight and self-awareness have developed sufficiently to minimize his risk factors. Unfortunately, I find that Mr. Greenwell’s discussion of the causative factors for his involvement in the crime indicate gaps in insight that bear on his current risk level.”