By Sue Tiffin
Published Nov. 26 2019
William Savage has been found guilty of first-degree murder.
A trial for the Fenelon Falls man accused of killing Bowmanville resident David Palmer whose remains were discovered in Haliburton in May 2016 began Sept. 23 in Lindsay. According to the Peterborough Examiner jury deliberations began on Thursday Nov. 22 with a verdict being returned just before 9 p.m. on Friday Nov. 23.
Savage was 47 when he was charged with first degree murder on Oct. 26 2016 in connection with the death of Palmer who was 47 at the time of his death.
Palmer was last seen on Oct. 2 2015 on video surveillance stopping at a gas station on Hwy 36 outside of Pontypool and his Honda Accord was recovered on Oct. 14 near Spruce Lake Trail in Haliburton.
At the time of the arrest OPP confirmed that Savage and Palmer were known to each other.
Savage will be sentenced on Dec. 3 in Lindsay according to the Peterborough Examiner.