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Man Convicted of Perjury Seeks New Sentence

Man Convicted of Perjury Seeks New Sentence

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A man convicted of lying to a grand jury investigating the disappearance of Kiplyn Davis wants a new sentencing.

In a brief filed with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Timmy Brent Olsen argues a judge imposed too harsh a sentence for a perjury charge.

Olsen argues his punishment should have been 18 months to 24 months behind bars. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Green sentenced Olsen to 150 months by determining that the perjury was related to a homicide.

Olsen has been charged with murder in state court, but that case has not progressed pending Olsen's federal sentence. Kiplyn Davis disappeared from Spanish Fork High School in 1995. Prosecutors believe she was raped, killed and burried up a nearby canyon. Her body has never been found.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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