Seattle defense lawyer Tony Savage dead at 81

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle criminal defense lawyer Anthony "Tony" Savage died Tuesday at the age of 81.

His family and a law partner told The Seattle Times (http://is.gd/DxiHnX) he had terminal cancer, but he could be found at his office every day until last week.

Early in his career Savage worked as a King County deputy prosecutor. He went into private practice after six years and became known as a death penalty opponent.

He was one of the lawyers for Gary Ridgway who was convicted in the Green River serial killings. He also represented David Lewis Rice who was convicted of killing attorney Charles Goldmark and three members of his family. Savage also represented Charles Campbell who was executed for killing two women and a girl.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com