Suspect in Jessica Ridgeway's Murder Appears in Court
KREX News Room
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo.- The teen accused of murdering and kidnapping 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway appeared in court Thursday.
An expressionless 17-year-old Austin Sigg appeared in a juvenile Jefferson County courtroom.
According to KCNC in Denver, prosecutors told the judge the evidence against the teenager is overwhelming.
Prosecutors said Sigg confessed to the crime and that there is also DNA evidence.
Sigg will likely be tried as an adult.
Sigg’s mother sat in the courtroom. Also in attendance were seven of Jessica Ridgeway’s family members, who came dressed in purple, the young girl’s favorite color.
According to reports, Ridgeway’s mom remained calm as she sat right behind Sigg, and she spent a lot of time looking at him.
Sigg remains in jail at the Mount View Youth Services Center, but prosecutors say they plan to request a transfer to a different facility.
The judge ordered Sigg to be held without bond.