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Alleged murderer of 15-year-old girl sentenced for unrelated offenses

Alleged murderer of 15-year-old girl sentenced for unrelated offenses

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RIVERTON — A man arrested in connection with the death of a 15-year-old Riverton girl has been sentenced to jail for unrelated traffic offenses.

In West Valley Justice Court Thursday, Daniel Robert Lehi Ferry, 31, pleaded guilty to driving with no proof of insurance, a class B misdemeanor, and driving with an expired license, a class C misdemeanor.

Ferry was pulled over Jan. 15 by West Valley police. A warrant for his arrest was issued on Feb. 23 when he failed to show up for a scheduled court hearing, according to court records.

On March 19, Ferry was arrested for investigation of murder in connection with the death of 15-year-old Anne Grace Kasprzak after she allegedly refused to have sex with him, jail documents state.

Ferry, appearing via video Thursday from the jail for the hearing on his traffic violations, waived his right to an attorney and pleaded guilty to the misdemeanors. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

The jail sentence will give the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office additional time to to file charges in the murder investigation. As of Friday, the DA's office had not filed official charges in connection with the girl's death.

Ferry was being held Friday in the Salt Lake County Jail for both his 30-day sentence for the traffic convictions and $1 million bail on his arrest for investigation of murder.


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