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Judge extends time for prosecutor to decide on death penalty in Kimmie Daily murder

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on Sep. 30, 2010 at 12:58 pm with 4 Comments »
September 30, 2010 1:50 pm


A Pierce County judge has given defense attorneys more time to come up with reasons why Prosecutor Mark Lindquist should not pursue the death penalty for the man accused of killing a developmentally disabled South Hill girl.

Superior Court Judge Linda Lee last week signed an order extending Lindquist’s deadline for making a decision on Tyler W. Savage’s case until February.

Savage’s defense attorneys, Michael Kawamura and Leslie Tolzin, requested the extension, saying they needed more time to put together a mitigation package for their client.

Prosecutors did not object to the extension.

Savage, 18, is charged with aggravated first-degree murder in Kimberly “Kimmie” Daily’s death. Prosecutors allege he strangled the 16-year-old girl during the course of or after raping her. He’s pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail in the Pierce County Jail.

By law, prosecutors have 30 days from arraignment to decide whether to seek the death penalty for a defendant charged with aggravated first-degree murder unless a judge grants an extension. The only other punishment for a conviction on that charge is life in prison without the possibility of release.

Lindquist also is deliberating whether to seek the death penalty for Dorcus Allen, the charged with driving cop killer Maurice Clemmons away from the massacre of four Lakewood police officers last year.

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  1. I have a reason! Gary Ridgeway! If he didn’t get the death penalty then no one should. If they let a serial killer live, then how is the crime of anyone else worse then his? He killed 48 or more women and he is alive and living at Taxpayers expense? all the while the they are executing people who are much less deserving of the fate then Gary Ridgway is. It is called iequitable application of sentencing and it is a violation of civil rights.

  2. kill him please

  3. millerchere says:

    We need to start taking a stance against these people, they have shown life is meaningless to them by taking one in a most violent way, I do not want to pay to keep him alive in jail where he can watch tv, go to school have his meals made for him, he should get the death penalty, he took a life he should pay for it with his, I dont want him back on the streets to kill again, if we start handing out the death penalty maybe the next one will think twice & if not he will know he will never do it again

  4. The death penalty is here for a reason…..use it.

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