Local News

Grant Co. prosecutors to seek 20 years in murder

EPHRATA, Wash. - Grant County prosecutors say they'll seek a 20-year prison term for a man whose childhood murder conviction was overturned.

Evan Savoie, now 23 and facing a second trial, pleaded guilty last week to killing 13-year-old Craig Sorger in Ephrata in 2003.

He faces between 12 to 20 years for second-degree murder. Defense attorney Michael Felice tells the Wenatchee World he'll argue for a lesser sentence.

Savoie and another defendant Jake Eakin were 12 when they were charged with beating and stabbing of Sorger in a case that drew wide attention.

Savoie was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to 26 years in prison in 2005, but his conviction was later overturned because of a trial error.

A sentencing date has not been set.