Attorneys back in court for Colo. man accused of murdering 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway
Attorneys in the murder case for Austin Sigg, the now 18-year-old man accused of killing and dismembering 10-year-old Jessica Ridgway, will be in court Wednesday morning to argue whether a sexual assault nurse who examined the victim’s remains will be allowed to testify at trial.
Sigg was arrested Oct. 23, 2012, after allegedly confessing to his mother, Mindy, who then called the police. He is charged with 19 counts, including first-degree murder after deliberation, three counts of felony murder, sexual assault on a child, second-degree kidnapping and robbery, as well as attempted murder, attempted kidnapping and attempted sexual assault related to the park jogger.
He was 17-years-old at the time of his arrest, so he is not eligible for the death penalty or life in prison due to recent United States Supreme Court cases which decided that those penalties are cruel and unusual punishment for minors.
Sigg has pleaded not guilty to all charges, and trial is scheduled to begin September 20, 2013.
Ryan Kerns, Esq., Wild About Trial
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