Save this content for laterSave this content on your device for later, even while offline Sign in with FacebookSign in with your Facebook account Close

Jury selection starts in death of Colorado schoolgirl

By: The Associated Press
September 21, 2013 Updated: September 21, 2013 at 8:07 am
0

GOLDEN — Jury selection is underway for a teenager charged with killing and dismembering a 10-year-old Colorado schoolgirl.

Potential jurors filled out forms Friday for the trial of 18-year-old Austin Sigg. They will return to court for questioning on Tuesday.

Sigg is accused of kidnapping and killing Jessica Ridgeway in October. She disappeared shortly after leaving her home in the Denver suburb of Westminster to walk to school.

Sigg is charged with murder, kidnapping, sexual assault, robbery and other charges. Detectives say he has confessed to killing Jessica but denied sexually assaulting her.

If convicted, he would face life in prison but could be paroled after 40 years. He can't get the death penalty because he was 17 at the time of the slaying.

Opening statements are scheduled for Oct. 3.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Incognito Mode Your browser is in Incognito mode

You vanished!

We welcome you to read all of our stories by signing into your account. If you don't have a subscription, please subscribe today for daily award winning journalism.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

Some news is free.
Exceptional journalism takes time, effort and your support.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

articles remaining
×
Thank you for your interest in local journalism.
Gain unlimited access, 50% fewer ads and a faster browsing experience.