13.7 C
Kawartha Lakes
Saturday, June 22, 2024
No menu items!
HomeNewsFenelon Falls man found guilty of First Degree Murder in death of...

Fenelon Falls man found guilty of First Degree Murder in death of David Palmer

KAWARTHA LAKES-A Fenelon Falls man has been convicted of First Degree Murder in the death of David Palmer.

The jury just returned the verdict moments ago in a Lindsay courtroom.

William Savage was charged with first degree murder in the death of Bowmanville’s David Palmer in 2016. Palmer was reported missing on October 6, 2015 but was last seen October 2nd when his picture was captured on video at the Race Trac gas station on Highway 35 according to the OPP.

Police found Palmer’s vehicle on October 14th near Spruce Lake Trail, near Haliburton. On May 7, 2017 human remains were discovered north of Haliburton and were positively identified to be Palmer.

Read more here:https://www.kawartha411.ca/2019/11/21/jury-now-deliberating-the-fate-of-fenelon-falls-man-accused-of-murder/?fbclid=IwAR1UUgWydIQOtci0n0JILM3Oz1kyxpDZXMrUUPOzuSKtY46Bgl_9Zz-mJ_Q

Throughout the lengthy trial Savage maintained his innocence.

A conviction of first degree murder carries a sentence of life in prison with no eligibilty for parole for 25 years.

Savage, who was out on bail, was taken into custody at the courthouse. Sentencing is scheduled for December 3rd.

More to come…

Don't forget to sign up for our morning newsletter.

Catch up on all the local news while enjoying your coffee.

Pamela Vanmeer
Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

Most Popular

Kawartha 411