Man gets 46 years in prison for 1994 murder of 7-year-old neighbor
KELSO, Wash. —
Following a re-sentencing hearing, a Washington man has been sentenced to 46 years in prison for brutally killing his 7-year-old neighbor in 1994.
Rachel Dillard was found dead underneath her neighbor Timothy Haag's bed, after being hog-tied, strangled and having her head wrapped in plastic.
Haag, at the time 17 years old, was sentenced to life in prison without parole under a then-new Washington law that sent juveniles to adult court for certain crimes and required mandatory sentencing.
Her brother attended Haag's re-sentencing hearing last week.
“The pain will never go away,” said Anderson. “The hurt, you know. And we're sentenced to a life sentence of this.”