TACOMA -- A jury convicted Tyler Savage of aggravated first-degree murder for the death of a Puyallup girl.
Prosecutors said Savage raped and killed 16-year-old Kimberly Daily 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, not murder.
Prosecutors argued Savage murdered the girl to cover up a heinous attack and the jury agreed.
Savage faces a potential sentence of life without parole. His sentencing is scheduled for January 17th.
Earlier this year, 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.