Person of interest in teen’s murder sentenced in separate case | News
SALT LAKE CITY — Daniel Ferry, 31, was sentenced to prison Tuesday on crimes separate to the murder investigation of 15-year-old Annie Kasprzak – a case he is currently a person of interest.
Ferry was sentenced 1 to 15 years for kidnapping and drug charges. And while it has been more than three months since Annie’s body was found in the Jordan River, police have yet to name a murder suspect.
But while in court Tuesday, Ferry pleaded guilty to drug charges and kidnapping a woman around the same time Annie disappeared. Police say it is unclear if the two incidents are separate or connected in some way.
The victim refused to testify, so a preliminary hearing was waived and the 3rd District judge handed down the sentence.
As bailiffs took Ferry away, he smiled at his wife and said “see you later.”
Ferry’s wife, Felicia Ferry, spoke with FOX 13 after the hearing and was asked whether she thought her husband was guilty.
“Not of kidnapping, but I know what he’s guilty of and I still stand by his side of what he did and that’s it,” Felicia said.
Another person of interest, Veanuia Vehekite, has not been prosecuted for Kasprzak’s murder.