Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Teen Murders, Rapes, Dismembers 10-year-old Girl
A teenager who kidnapped, sexually assaulted and strangled to death a 10-year-old girl before dismembering her body and keeping her skull will die in prison after a judge labelled him 'evil' and sentenced him to consecutive hefty prison terms.
Jessica Ridgeway's killer Austin Sigg, 18, was emotionless as Jefferson County District Court Chief Judge Stephen Munsinger went through each of the 15 counts he pleaded guilty to, handing him a life sentence for first-degree murder and then 86 additional years for counts including sexual assault and kidnapping.
'Evil is apparently real': Teen who dismembered Jessica Ridgeway, 10, labeled her organs and kept her skull will die in prison serving sentence of life plus 86 years
Austin Sigg was given a life sentence plus 86 years to be served consecutively on Tuesday afternoon
Jefferson County District Court Chief Judge Stephen Munsinger labeled the 18-year-old 'evil' and a 'monster' as he handed down sentences for all 15 counts he pleaded guilty to
Defense was arguing for life with the possibility of parole after 40 years and the other sentences to be concurrent because Sigg was 17 at the time, but the judge refused, saying the case 'cries out for a life sentence'
Earlier, prosecutors gave gruesome details about 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway's final hours and how her body was dismembered by Sigg
On Monday, testimony stated he was sexually aroused by dismemberment
In May 2012, he also attacked a 22-year-old jogger in Ketner Lake and tried to put her to sleep with a rag soaked in homemade chloroform
By HELEN POW
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 13:27 EST, 19 November 2013 | UPDATED: 18:01 EST, 19 November 2013