Smith sentencing postponed a month

Posted: Monday, November 17, 2003

The sentencing of convicted murderer Billy D. Smith again was postponed Thursday by Superior Court Judge Elaine Andrews.

An Anchorage jury convicted Smith on Feb. 11 of murder-ing Harold Enzler and Nancy Bellamy in Nikiski in 1994. Their bodies were never found.

The new date for sentencing has been set for Dec. 11 at 8:30 a.m. in Kenai Superior Court.

Prior to the February conviction, 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 killed. Smith had been charged with dismembering the bodies and dumping them in Cook Inlet and with dismantling the truck, hiding parts in various locations around the Kenai Peninsula.

Smith could 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 Anchor-age pending sentencing.



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