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    CA - Joanne Witt, 47, slain, El Dorado Hills, 11 June 2009

    Mods, if this was posted elsewhere, please delete. Thanks!

    http://edhtelegraph.com/detail/116951.html

    Law enforcement officials have released the identity of the woman whose body was found in her El Dorado Hills home on Monday as 47-year-old Joanne M. Witt. They have also issued arrest warrants for her daugther, 14-year-old Tylar Witt, and her daughter's boyfriend, 19-year-old Steven "Boston" Colver.
    http://www.fox40.com/news/headlines/...,2499691.story video at link
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    California Girl and Boyfriend Arrested in Mom's Murder

    http://www.abc3340.com/news/stories/0609/632893.html

    EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. - A 14-year-old girl and her boyfriend were arrested Wednesday as suspects in the murder of the girl's mother, who was found stabbed in her northern California home, authorities said. Tylar Witt and Steven Colver, 19, were taken into custody by San Bruno police at a Red Lobster restaurant about 15 miles south of San Francisco, said El Dorado County Sheriff's Department Capt. Craig Therkildsen.
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    Another parent killed for trying to protect her daughter from dating someone dangerous. It's so sad.

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    Teen Accused Of El Dorado Murder Pleads Not Guilty
    14-Year-Old Suspect May Be Tried As Adult

    Steven Colver made his first court appearance this afternoon and entered the not guilty plea. On Friday, the El Dorado County District Attorney filed murder charges against him with a special allegation that he used a deadly and dangerous weapon, a knife. Today, the District Attorney's office said they would not be filing statutory rape charges against Colver because the key witness, Tylar's mother, is now dead.

    Colver made his court appearance just hours after Tylar made her first appearance in juvenile court this morning.

    In a rare move, the public including CBS13 reporter David Begnaud, was allowed in the courtroom despite the fact that it was a juvenile hearing.

    Witt was in a jail issued jumpsuit shackled at her waist and ankles, her hair now bluish-black, when she came into court. David described her as polite and energetic when she told the judge her name was Tylar Marie Witt. The judge remanded Witt back to juvenile detention.

    While the counts against Witt were not read aloud in juvenile court, the judge did say she is facing 25 years to life in prison if she is convicted. CBS13 has learned Witt is being charged with murder. She is also facing charges from two previous alleged crimes, one count of battery of her mother and one count of possession of stolen property.
    El Dorado County prosecutors have yet to decide whether to charge a 14-year-old girl as an adult in the slaying of her mother.

    Deputy District Attorney Lisette Suder says the life sentence could be imposed if Witt is eventually tried and convicted as an adult. Witt's attorney, Mark Ralphs, declined comment.

    http://cbs13.com/local/tylar.witt.court.2.1054402.html

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    Wonder if either of them have come to realize that maybe, just maybe, it wasn't really worth it.

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    Assaulted in May, killed in June... how sad.
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    For Tylar, the worst punishment will come later, I think. She's be separated from this guy she believes is the sun and the moon and the stars and then once the initial "love" euphoria fades, the guilt will fall down on her hard. Or at least I hope so. If she's not a sociopath, she'll spend the rest of her life horrified by her actions, even if that awareness will have to wait for maturity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MomofBoys View Post
    For Tylar, the worst punishment will come later, I think. She's be separated from this guy she believes is the sun and the moon and the stars and then once the initial "love" euphoria fades, the guilt will fall down on her hard. Or at least I hope so. If she's not a sociopath, she'll spend the rest of her life horrified by her actions, even if that awareness will have to wait for maturity.
    You are right. So difficult nowadays to raise children right anyway. Seems like the old 'parent doesn't want me with the guy, so I'm gonna do it anyway' syndrome. You know what is right and what you have to do, but the youngsters sometimes turn you into the villian.
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    http://cbs13.com/local/el.dorado.hills.2.1214190.html

    The two murderers may be tried together now..
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    Thanks for the update.
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    Your welcome =)
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    The boy may very well to be primarily to blame, but it's interesting to me that so many posters are quick to blame him and not the girl. IDK what happened, but teenaged girls are tough - even under the best of circumstances. This girl was arrested for abusing her own mother just prior to the murder. IMO, she was no innocent being led around by the nose by her BF. It may turn out that she was the mastermind in this tragic case. I guess we shall see, but I'm glad to see they'll be tried together. Whatever set this crime in motion, they were most likely both in it up to their eyeballs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairy1 View Post
    The boy may very well to be primarily to blame, but it's interesting to me that so many posters are quick to blame him and not the girl. IDK what happened, but teenaged girls are tough - even under the best of circumstances. This girl was arrested for abusing her own mother just prior to the murder. IMO, she was no innocent being led around by the nose by her BF. It may turn out that she was the mastermind in this tragic case. I guess we shall see, but I'm glad to see they'll be tried together. Whatever set this crime in motion, they were most likely both in it up to their eyeballs.
    Well as you know Fairy, I am not one of those posters. Imo one of the problems in our justice system is the double standards on how we look at both genders and the criminal acts they are accused of......

    I have always found that in cases like this the daughter was the one who was the ringleader who wanted their parent eradicated so they could do what they da*n well wanted to and with whom. This girl certainly was no innocent bystander. She had already assaulted her mother before she was murdered. She probably complained to her B/F that her mother had to be killed so they could be together.

    Imo, she was right in the middle of the planning. No doubt imo, she wanted her mother dead and she knew she could get her b/f do see that it was done.

    She needs to be punished as much as the boy friend but alas that usually doesn't happen.

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    Tylar Witt Drugged Mom Before El Dorado Hills Killing, Prosecutors Say

    Sex, Drugs & Murder: Tylar Witt Drugged Mom Before El Dorado Hills Killing, Prosecutors Say

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    PLACERVILLE, CA - Graphic details emerged Tuesday in the case of Tylar Witt, 14, accused of fatally stabbing her mother inside of their El Dorado Hills home in June.

    Tuesday's hearing was part of proceedings to determine whether the teen should be tried as an adult in the murder of Joanne Witt in their Tattinger Court home June 11 or 12.

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    Another detective said that during the course of the investigation, deputies learned Colver and Witt had spiked one of Joanne's alcohol bottles with vicadin so she would fall asleep and they could escape.

    The defense argued the toxicology report showed no signs of vicadin in Joanne's body at the time of the autopsy, disproving Tylar's involvement in the actual murder.

    The prosecution argued Tylar drugged Joanne, waited for her to fall asleep and allegedly called Colver over to her house where she watched him stab her multiple times before both escaped.


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