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Man who killed developmentally disabled girl gets life in prison without parole

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Tyler Savage was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in Pierce County Superior Court. (Photo: KCPQ-TV)

TACOMA — Tyler Savage, 21, was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole Friday for killing a 16-year-old developmentally disabled Puyallup girl, Kimberly “Kimmie” Daily, in 2010.

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Kimmie Daily, who disappeared in 2010, was later found murdered. Her case led to a change in Washington state’s Amber Alert system.

A Pierce County Superior Court jury convicted Savage of aggravated murder on Dec. 17, 2013.

Prosecutors said Savage raped and strangled Kimberly, who had the mental capacity of an 11-year-old. Savage led police to her body a week after she vanished in 2010.

The defense claimed Daily’s death was a tragic accident that occurred during a consensual sex game, not murder.

Prosecutors argued Savage murdered the girl to cover up a heinous attack and the jury agreed.

In 2013, Gov. Jay Inslee signed “Kimmie’s Law” — a bill that now requires police to enter endangered developmentally disable children or adults in the state database within six hours of being reported missing.

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3 comments

  • Guest

    Personally I would rather have seen him get the death penalty. However I am quite sure it won't be long until he wishes thats what he got instead of life without parole. His new 'friends' will waste little time in making him feel oh so welcome in his new home.

  • John Gilday

    I'm not going to lose any sleep over his sentence, but I wonder what happened to a person that's barely out of childhood himself to make this kind of crime possible…

    You read daily about 16 year-olds that kill, rape and cause unbelievable pain when 100 short month previously they were innocent 8 year-olds.

    Is our world so efficient at destroying minds that we can churn out a monster that quickly, or were they condemned from conception?

  • Mr Holms

    Murder has been going on since as far back as we know. Children become murderes mostly due to abuse.
    I definately see it going on now more then ever. What is to blame? Moral values, no compation, no heart, no soul, bad parenting, last but definately not least, they do not believe in God