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Timmy Olsen pleads guilty to role in Kiplyn Davis killing

He said he helped move her body after witnessing someone else kill her

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  • Colorado girl Small Town, CO
    Feb. 11, 2011 9:01 a.m.

    Please, oh please, let this family get answers! Prayers for all involved today!

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Feb. 11, 2011 9:31 a.m.

    As little as 1 year for killing a girl and then not telling her family where her body is?

    At some point down the road law of karma will repay the evil he's done.

  • Scott1 Draper, UT
    Feb. 11, 2011 9:32 a.m.

    This is long overdue, but please give the family closure and reveal where she is buried.

  • jdcray Richmond, VA
    Feb. 11, 2011 10:38 a.m.

    I'm with Rifleman... how on Earth can the justice system let this guy back out of lock up? Doesn't compute.

  • Skippy West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 11, 2011 10:44 a.m.

    FINALLY! Someone finally admitted to something in this case. The one to 15 years seems a little crazy. It is too bad that he didn't tell the family where Kiplyn's body is but I guess they agreed to the terms. As for the attorney saying Olsen doesn't know... AND YOU BELIEVE HIM? Hopefully, this will get the others involved and more willing to say what happened to Kiplyn. Im sure the family is grateful to finally have some answers.

  • shadow_rider Mendon, UT
    Feb. 11, 2011 10:53 a.m.

    Seriously, he "saw another person strike Davis twice in the head".... that's it? What does that mean? Who is this mystery person? Why does he not have to reveal the location of her body? Why did her family agree to this arrangement and yet they still are pleading with him to reveal the location? This plea seems to create more questions than it answers.

  • Gosh-DUH Burlington, CT
    Feb. 11, 2011 11:10 a.m.

    I hope Olsen has to serve the maximum 15 years, still too little time for such a brutal crime.

  • Dagummit Bluffdale, UT
    Feb. 11, 2011 11:10 a.m.

    Those involved will get it in the end. Even with this plea deal, this low life is getting away with murder. I pray the family will have some peace.

  • Utesute salt lake city, UT
    Feb. 11, 2011 11:18 a.m.

    Ridiculous !!

  • Utesute salt lake city, UT
    Feb. 11, 2011 11:19 a.m.

    Timmy is Obviously Lying.. Again.
    Why didnt he admit to seeing the killer years ago when he was arrested or when he testified at the grand jury?
    So your telling me he saw another person bash Kiplyn and he helped?! Amazing story. Looks like his lawyers found a loop hole. This is why the American Justice system is all messed up.
    Karma will catch up with Timmy.

  • moodyblue77 Provo, UT
    Feb. 11, 2011 11:21 a.m.

    These low-lifes have protected themselves all the way. But the longer they weight, the more the technology improves to find the evidence that will put all of them away forever or send them to death row.

    I ask the parole boards to be very clear that no parole will be offered any of these men unless they reveal the place they buried the body. Extend all the sentences out to the maximum allowable.

    The entire community needs to be cleansed. Not much of that yet.

  • Dadof8 Pleasant Grove, UT
    Feb. 11, 2011 11:28 a.m.

    After 15 years of working this case you really think the County Attorney WANTS to let this guy go after a year?

    Unfortunately they are dealing with four selfish and morally bankrupt men who are willing to live with what they did rather than do the right thing.

    Something is better than nothing at all. The County Attorney is doing their best to hold people accountable, but as long as these 4 are willing to maintain their conspiracy of silence not much else can be done.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Feb. 11, 2011 11:30 a.m.

    There's something wrong with this picture... start with withholding evidence in a capital crime for one thing. The price should have at least been either identify who the actual killer was or the location of the body...Obviously this guy was part of the crime. There's got to be more than this.

  • David B. Cedar City, UT
    Feb. 11, 2011 11:39 a.m.

    Never should have gotten the plea deal! If they had concrete evidence that he committed this act, the only deal he would get is taking the death penalty off the table if the body was recovered.15 years is also pathetic,what was the prosecutor thinking here? The family still doesn't have closure and this clown is laughing at the system!

  • working class Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 11, 2011 11:48 a.m.

    Nothing, but nothing, has been settled for the Davis family. Thus is "justice" delivered to the public. This stinks. This shows more than ever that people must rely on themselves, and not depend on government to deliver justice. Indeed the "justice" system cannot deliver it. If Ed Smart had depended on the police and prosecutors Elizabeth would still be missing, but most people don't have Smart's resources and skills. Justice please, for these people!

  • ericNorCal San Jose, CA
    Feb. 11, 2011 12:10 p.m.

    Lived in Spanish Fork at this time while in the Police Academy. A Spanish Fork officer, who taught us said they knew who and they were watching them. The Father of Heaven is watching us all and nothing will be left undone and uncovered. Justice has already been satisfied. We are just unable to see it. They are starting to feel it...justice.. enjoy boys.

  • kcmannn Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 11, 2011 12:33 p.m.

    I would have to guess that the reason he will not reveal the location of the body is that evidence there (DNA?) would incriminate him to an even greater extent.

  • Anne26 West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 11, 2011 12:40 p.m.

    Shouldn't his disclosing the name of the killer be part of his plea bargain? I hope and pray that the Davis family will find some peace even if justice hasn't yet been served.

    Thankfully, there is One who sees and knows all.

  • Scott1 Draper, UT
    Feb. 11, 2011 12:45 p.m.

    What an unbelievable case!! My head seems to spin the more time goes by. If I am reading the article right, Jeppsen was not present according to the plea, and yet he was previously charged with murder?

    What a crock that someone gets to plead without saying who the "other person" was, nor the location of Kiplyn. Suppesedly, Olsen admitted to others that he committed murder, but the plea says he didn't; and this is an acceptable plea? It is hard to see how the good guys are gaining ground with this plea, but I am sure they know a lot better than I.

    I am not sure which case cracks my head more; this case or the Eugene Wright/Kenneth Dolezar/David Nowak case where Mr. Dolezar was killed outside Village Inn. Law and Order ought to look into using these cases.

  • GrandmaJulie Layton, UT
    Feb. 11, 2011 12:51 p.m.

    Dadof8 calls them men.

    They are large males but they are not men!

  • gmak Spanish Fork, UT
    Feb. 11, 2011 12:56 p.m.

    So sad. There's not closure for Kiplyn's family. They still don't have their daughter's body to bury decently.
    My heart goes out to them a hundred fold.

  • Is there no end to Greed? Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 11, 2011 1:36 p.m.

    This is a sad sentence. It adds only 0 TO 3 years. There is no excuse for what he did and he still refuses to give location of the body even though the family is asking for it.

    He bragged about murdering her. He is human garbage.

  • EgbertThrockmorton Layton, UT
    Feb. 11, 2011 1:51 p.m.

    Another case of justice gets flushed down the toilet in Utah. Kiplyn Davis' remains are who-knows-where? Does any prosecutor or investigator even care? Obviously these suspects need some intense pressure brought to bear on them. It is unfortunate that so many wring their hands at the thought of "water-boarding", I can think of no better candidates.Yes, I "know" what the law says, and I know what is moral and right. Timmy and his pals are neither moral nor right, that trumps their "rights". They gave Kiplyn Davis no "rights", no moral judgment, only death. Justice? Not hardly.

  • CaseyA Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 11, 2011 3:04 p.m.

    I wish it were all as clear as most commenters think it is. Nothing is simple and nothing is clear. Getting this young idiot out of jail could be the key to getting more information out of him. His current fear of reprisal could be minimized and he could then finger the responsible parties. Think this through people. If his fear is that he will be at the mercy of others in the group while in prison, getting him out is the key to finding out the truth. I think this is very cleverly done by the prosecutor and the Davis family.

  • washcomom Beaverton, OR
    Feb. 11, 2011 4:31 p.m.

    It's amazing how a person can live with themselves, after all these years of lying and deceit. Welcome to the dark side, Timmy.

  • Skippy West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 11, 2011 4:55 p.m.

    So basically, Timmy gets 1-15 years and we don't know any more than we've know for years. Someone killed Kiplyn, hid her body, and we still don't know who or where.

  • green_earth Rexburg, ID
    Feb. 11, 2011 5:40 p.m.

    hey washcomom, he's been on the dark side for a long time. Never at any time has this piece of human waste done anything that is in the interest of Kiplyn or the family. The ONLY reason he plead, was to bring some kind of closure to his own time in prison. I don't blame the Davis' for accepting it, as finally someone has admitted to what so many already knew. I am amazed that these boys have kept quite for so long - they really must have all been outright evil young men when they did this, totally devoid of conscience and only allegiance was to themselves and each other. Amazing. In the end, God will prevail.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Feb. 11, 2011 7:09 p.m.

    Timmy Brent Olsen will try to broker his knowledge regarding the killing in exchange for an earlier release from state prison. Were I the parents of the murdered girl I'd ask the parole board to make him serve every last day of the maximum 1 to 15-year sentence.

  • OneAmerican Idaho Falls, ID
    Feb. 12, 2011 1:02 a.m.

    Perhaps with today's forensic science, he's afraid if they find the body it will be revealed he did more than move the body.

  • snowman Provo, UT
    Feb. 12, 2011 8:33 a.m.

    kcmannn: After 16 years there is not much DNA left. They will be lucky if they can identify her if and when they find her.

  • Furry1993 Somewhere in Utah, UT
    Feb. 12, 2011 9:22 a.m.

    Any plea bargain for this piece of human garbage should include (1) information concerning the location of Davis' body and (2) testimony against the person he claims killed her. THIS plea bargain isn't worth the paper it will be printed on.

  • AggieNation St.George, Utah
    Feb. 12, 2011 10:07 a.m.

    Too bad we can't threaten the death penalty to force his hand.

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    Feb. 12, 2011 8:45 p.m.

    See Book of Mormon, secret combinations, murder, deceit, lying, conspiracies. They are all just trying to cover each others back.

    I doubt her body will ever be recovered. I believe she was buried at a construction site and may be underneath someones property. Sad story, pathetic individuals involved.