The sentencing of convicted murderer Billy D. Smith was postponed Friday until June 20 by Superior Court Judge Elaine Andrews.
Andrews, a judge in the Anchorage Judicial District, is filling in for Judge Jonathan Link, who is ill and unavailable to conclude the case.
Smith was convicted by a jury in Anchorage Feb. 11 of murdering Harold Enzler and Nancy Bellamy in Nikiski in 1994. Their bodies were never found.
In an earlier trial, Smith was convicted of three counts of tampering with physical evidence, namely the bodies of Enzler and Bellamy and the truck in which they were shot to death.
Smith had been charged with dismembering the bodies and dumping them in Cook Inlet and dismantling the truck, hiding parts in various locations around the Kenai Peninsula.
Smith can be sentenced to up to 99 years in prison on each of the murder convictions and up to five years for each of the evidence tampering felony convictions.
He is being held in the Cook Inlet Pretrial Facility in Anchorage pending sentencing.
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