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

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.

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.