Teen accused of brutally murdering Jessica Ridgeway will be tried as an adult

Austin Sigg's lawyers didn't file transfer request

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - Austin Sigg, the teen accused of brutally murdering Jessica Ridgeway will be tried as an adult.

According to Rob McCallum, spokesman for the Colorado Judicial Department, Sigg's lawyers never filed the reverse transfer motion as they were expected to. The motion would have requested the case be moved to juvenile court.

During the hearing, the judge ruled that despite his age, Sigg should be moved from the juvenile facility where he was being held to the Jefferson County adult jail. Sigg will not be 18 until January 17.

Court testimony revealed that Sigg will be held in a SHU, a special housing unit.

Jessica Ridgeway was reported missing in Oct. 5, and her body was found five days later in field north of Golden.

Sigg eventually turned himself in to police.
 

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