A federal judge has granted a request by a suspect in the Kiplyn Davis disappearance to have his sentencing delayed, but by only one day.
On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell granted a motion by David Rucker Leifson to have his sentencing for perjury put off while his attorney works out some legal issues. Originally set for Thursday, Campbell has set sentencing for Friday morning.
Leifson pleaded guilty last October to perjury as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. He is accused of lying to a federal grand jury and an FBI agent about what he knew regarding the disappearance of 15-year-old Kiplyn Davis.
Davis vanished from Spanish Fork High School on May 2, 1995. Police believe Davis was taken up Spanish Fork Canyon where she was raped, killed and buried in a secret location. Her body has never been found.
Come Friday, Leifson will be the second person sentenced for perjury. Timmy Brent Olsen was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison after a federal jury found him guilty of lying to investigators about making statements that he killed Davis.Olsen, along with Christopher Jeppson, are both charged with Davis' murder in state court and are awaiting trial.
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