Defense makes requests on behalf of acussed killer of Colo. girl
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) – Defense attorneys for a teen accused of kidnapping and killing a suburban Denver girl contend he was improperly questioned by police.
The lawyers made the assertion during a hearing Friday. They said police failed to get a verbal consent from the mother of Austin Sigg that he was waiving his rights.
Sigg was 17 at the time of his arrest. He is accused of killing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway of Westminster last year and attacking a jogger before that.
Siggs’ lawyers also want to move his trial. They argue the intense coverage of Jessica’s kidnapping and death makes it impossible for Sigg to receive a fair trial in Jefferson County. They have also asked to close proceedings to the public.
Judge Stephen Munsinger has not ruled on any of the requests.
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