Trial for man accused of killing disabled South Hill girl to begin Thursday

Staff writerNovember 13, 2013 

Tyler Savage is led into Pierce County Superior Court for his arraignment in August 2010. Savage is accused of killing Kimberly Daily in 2010. His murder trial is set to begin Thursday.

DREW PERINE — Staff photographer Buy Photo

A jury was seated Wednesday to hear evidence in the aggravated first-degree murder trial of Tyler Savage, who is accused of raping and killing a developmentally disabled South Hill girl in 2010.

Lawyers were expected to give opening statements in the case Thursday in Pierce County Superior Court.

Prosecutors say Savage, now 21, lured 16-year-old Kimberly Daily into a secluded area near their homes before sexually assaulting and then strangling her.

He’s pleaded not guilty.

Savage faces life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted as charged because Prosecutor Mark Lindquist decided not to seek the death penalty.

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