Estimated read time: Less than a minute
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
PROVO -- The judge in the 14-year-old Kiplyn Davis murder case is concerned about the lack of evidence prosecutors have against Christopher Jeppson and Timmy Brent Olsen. And that concern could end the case.
Prosecutors admit they have no body, no physical evidence and no weapon, but argue there is enough circumstantial evidence that Jeppson and Olsen committed the crime.
They also have alleged confessions Jeppson and Olsen made to family and friends.
But according to the Deseret News, Judge Lynn Davis gave prosecutors 10 days, Friday, to find similar cases that have gone forward despite a lack of evidence.
Jeppson is scheduled to stand trial in May and June, although his attorney Scott Williams argued the murder charge should be dismissed.
Davis said he wouldn't rule on the issue until after he hears similar arguments from Olsen in April.
Kiplyn Davis, 15, disappeared from Spanish Fork High School May 2, 1995 and has not been seen since.