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Defendant Wants Kiplyn Davis' Name Banned From Trial

Defendant Wants Kiplyn Davis' Name Banned From Trial

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(KSL News) A man charged with perjury in the disappearance and murder of Spanish Fork teen Kiplyn Davis wants her name banned from the courtroom during his trial.

The Deseret Morning News reports an attorney for Christopher Neal Jeppson says Davis' name and the circumstances surrounding the case are too well-known, and would prejudice a jury.

Defendant Wants Kiplyn Davis' Name Banned From Trial

Prosecutors claim Jeppson lied about his and two other suspects' whereabouts when Davis disappeared.

Davis vanished from Spanish Fork High School 12 years ago. Her body has never been found.

Last November, the prime suspect in the case, Timmy Brent Olsen, was sentenced to 12 and a half years in prison for perjury.

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