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January 17, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Puyallup man gets life sentence in murder of disabled teen

A man convicted of murdering a developmentally disabled Puyallup teen was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Tyler Savage, 21, was convicted in December of the aggravated murder of 16-year-old Kimberly “Kimmie” Daily, who had the cognitive function of an 11-year-old, according to the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office.

On Aug. 17, 2010, Savage and Daily went to a vacant lot near Daily’s home, and when she tried to leave, Savage put her in a choke hold, raped her and strangled her with her bra and shirt.

Savage then left her body in blackberry bushes, threw her bicycle on top of her and went home to play video games. He admitted to killing her following an extensive five-day search.

The jury rejected a defense claim that Daily’s death was an accident from a sex game gone wrong, and found that Savage committed the murder in the course of rape, that the murder was sexually motivated, and that Daily was a particularly vulnerable victim.

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