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Guilty on All Counts for Timmy Olsen

Guilty on All Counts for Timmy Olsen

Posted - Jul. 19, 2006 at 10:00 p.m.

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Sam Penrod ReportingGuilty, and guilty on all 15 counts. A sweeping decision against the leading suspect in the disappearance of Kiplyn Davis, that he lied and obstructed the grand jury investigation, trying to solve what happened to her.

Richard Davis, Kiplyn's Father: "It's been 11 hard years of a battle to get us to this point."

An emotional Richard Davis walked out of court, clinging to a photo of his 15-year old daughter Kiplyn, who left for school on May 2, 1995 and never came home. Since then, no answers and no justice, until tonight.

Mitch, Juror: "We just felt there was overwhelming evidence."

Timmy Brent Olsen, considered to be a leading suspect in her disappearance was convicted of lying to a grand jury investigating her disappearance. Federal prosecutors say Olsen's conviction proves to others who may be involved, they mean business in solving Kiplyn's disappearance.

Richard Lambert, Prosecutor: "The conspiracy of silence is coming down and the jury verdict spoke to that."

Carlos Esqueda, Prosecutor: "The goal is to recover Kiplyn Davis and take her home to her family, and to punish those who are responsible for this terrible crime."

Jurors found Olsen lied to the grand jury about what numerous witnesses said Olsen told them over the years, that he knew what happened to Kiplyn and in some cases he admitted to raping, killing and burying her.

Hearing guilty brings her family justice, but still no closure.

Richard Davis, Kiplyn's Father: "I'm not going to rest until my daughter is brought home. I'm not going to give up until daughter is placed where she needs to be placed in a proper resting place. We'll continue to fight this battle, until we bring her home."

Olsen faces up to 75 years in federal prison now, but his legal troubles are just beginning. He is also charged with Kiplyn's murder and that case will begin this fall.


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