Man Convicted of Killing 16-Year-Old Special Olympian Tried to Blame Her

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Tyler SavageTyler Savage is a man who fits his last name quite well. The 21-year-old man from Washington has just been convicted of aggravated first-degree murder for raping and murdering 16-year-old Kimberly Daily, a Special Olympian who was described as having the mental capacity of a fifth grader.

Just let that sink in. This man raped and killed a young girl who was already terribly vulnerable and child-like. But it gets worse. In trial, he tried to blame it on her.

Savage, who took the stand in his own defense, tried to say that he and Daily were having consensual sex that went wrong after SHE asked HIM to strangle her during sex. He claimed she died after the clothing he'd tied around her neck strangled her.

It kind of makes me want to vomit that anyone would be so brazenly awful to try to blame a developmentally disabled child for her own murder. I won't shed any tears over this guy being locked up for life.

What makes this story even more tragic is that Daily already had a hard life. She was born with fetal alcohol syndrome and her mental capacity was similar to that of a 10- or 11-year-old. She also had disabled feet that left her with a limp.

My heart absolutely breaks at the thought of this vulnerable young girl being preyed upon this way. Somehow it's made all the more sick by the idea that this man tried to blame her. Savage, indeed.

Even if it HAD been "consensual," her mental capacity would have made that a moot point, and further, any human being with half a heart would know that it wasn't a good idea. Savage didn't have any mental delays. He just had a cold heart and total disregard for a fellow human being.

He will serve life in prison, but for this crime, I am not sure that's nearly enough. How do you adequately punish a person so lacking in humanity?

This will haunt me for a while.

What do you make of his "defense"?


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teddy... teddysmama09

This guy is sick beyond words. There is no way on Gods Green earth that this was "consensual". Even if she were a fully functional 16 year old, she would still be under age. But the fact that she had the mental capacity of a much younger child makes it so much more disgusting.  A fifth grader, while perhaps knowing some minor details of sex and having some budding sexual feelings, is in no way ready to consent to a sexual relationship. This guy is just grasping at straws. 

D.j. Lord

teddysmama..underage at 16?  well that seems to be ok these days...paul walker hasnt been raked over the coals too bad for liking the young 'uns

nonmember avatar Sammie

For arguments sake, let's pretend that what he is saying is true. It's still wrong and illegal. She is underage, and a vulnerable person. Based on that alone, he needs to be locked up in prison. We need to protect those who can't protect themselves. Unfortunately that didn't happen in this situation.


 Even for arguments sake I won't buy that one Sammie. A 10 or 11yo doesn't know squat about           autoerotic asphyxiation.So I take it Washington doesn't have the death penalty.

Becky Hadhazy

It's all going to work out in the end, when Bubba finds out what he did to get himself into prison.

Sondra Jacobson

Even if she wasn't underage, she had vulnerable adult status (can be granted as young as 16), which is tried like that of a child.    

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How was she left alone with this guy for so long that he had the chance to do things like that? 

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