Report: Possible plea deal in Jessica Ridgeway murder case
There may be a possible plea deal on the table in the murder case against Austin Sigg, the now 18-year-old accused of brutally murdering and dismembering 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway in Colorado last year, according to a report on 9news.com in Colorado.
Sigg is not eligible for the death penalty because he was 17-years-old at the time of the offense, but it is unlikely that prosecutors will accept anything short of a guilty plea on the first-degree-murder charge, which carries a sentence of 40-years in prison before the possibility of parole.
Jessica’s disappearance and horrific death shocked the small Colorado town of Westminster. Authorities allege that the troubled teenager confessed to the murder after his mother called and turned him in, but denies that he sexually assaulted her.
The possible plea deal comes only two days before the murder trial is set to begin.
Ryan Kerns, Esq., Wild About Trial
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