Sacto 9-1-1
August 11, 2011
El Dorado Hills teen-lovers murder case set for sentencing


By Peter Hecht

The tragic saga of two teens' forbidden love and the murder of El Dorado Hills mother Joanne M. Witt reaches its conclusion tomorrow.

Steven Paul Colver, 21, and Witt's daughter, Tylar Marie Witt, 16, are due to be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. in a Placerville courtroom.

Colver faces life in prison without the possibility of parole after being convicted June 15 of first degree murder for brutally stabbing Joanne Witt to death June 12, 2009. Tylar Witt is expected to receive a sentence of 15 years to life under a plea bargain struck in exchange for her testifying against her boyfriend.

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