October 20, 2022 - Adam SAVAGE Enters Plea Of Manslaughter

Today, (Oct 20), Adam SAVAGE (39) entered a plea of no contest to the offense of Manslaughter in the death of his mother, Vicki Savage (68) on September 30, 2020. Circuit Judge Donna Goerner accepted the plea and adjudicated SAVAGE guilty before imposing the negotiated sentence.

Plea negotiations began after Independent medical evaluations established that SAVAGE suffers from a combination of pre-existing medical conditions that would likely preclude the State from proving the offense of murder at trial. Further that a defense of criminal insanity could result in an acquittal and SAVAGE’s immediate release from custody or further supervision.

The following statement was issued after the sentencing.

 “We are deeply saddened by the death of Vicki Savage and express our condolences to her family and friends who continue to struggle with the burden of her loss and frustration with our mental health system.

Our dedicated prosecutors work hard on behalf of victims and aggressively prosecute these cases. Our office always proceeds on a good faith belief there is sufficient evidence to prevail at trial with the charged offenses. When evidence or witness testimony no longer supports that belief, we are legally and ethically obligated to consider alternative resolutions.”

The State sought and obtained an agreement that ensures SAVAGE be subjected to continuing confinement, direct personal supervision, and ongoing medical evaluation and treatment. Today's sentence includes:

One (1) year of Community Control (Home Confinement), followed by fourteen (14) years of supervised probation.

Mandatory medical evaluation and treatment including presurgical resection evaluation, neuromodulation therapy consideration, and continuous care of epileptologist monitoring prescription medications.

Evaluation and treatment by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist.

No contact with Chris Savage, his wife Abigail Savage, or their minor children.

No Firearms, No driving.

Additional requirements for employment, no alcohol or non-prescription medications, 100 hours of community service, Narcotics Anonymous participation.

Other requirements and conditions as identified in the plea agreement.


Todd Brown
Media Information &
(321) 617-7310
Office of the State Attorney
18th Judicial Circuit
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson
Way Building D
Viera, Fl. 32940

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