Convicted rapist Doug Lovell will wait at least nine years for another opportunity to seek a parole date.
The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole set a 2022 rehearing date for Lovell, who is serving a 15-to-life sentence for raping Joyce Yost in 1985. But that may not be the last word on Lovell's legal status.
Lovell, 54, is set to go on trial on Feb. 3 for the second time on charges he murdered Yost, who disappeared in August 1985 after she testified at a preliminary hearing in the rape case. Prosecutors convicted Lovell of the rape charge based on prior testimony.