Preliminary Hearing Set for Teen Couple Charged in Mother's Murder

6:50 PM, Jan 4, 2010   |    comments
Tyler Witt and Steven Colver
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EL DORADO COUNTY, CA -- The teenaged couple accused of killing the mother who disapproved of their relationship appeared in an El Dorado County court Monday.

Tylar Witt, 15, and Steven Colver, 19, are charged with killing Joanne Witt last June.

Prosecutors say the couple drugged Joanne Witt and then stabbed her to death at her home in El Dorado Hills.

At Monday's hearing the judge schedule the preliminary hearing for 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning to determine if there is enough evidence to go to trial.

Deputy District Attorney Lisette Suder said more evidence will come out on Thursday and the questioning of witnesses will probably take all day.

Colver glanced briefly at Witt as he left the jury box in shackles.

Both are being held without bail. Colver is in custody at the El Dorado County jail. Witt is being held in Juvenile Hall.






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