Jessica Ridgeway's Killer Austin Sigg Deemed Too Evil for Parole

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Austin SiggThe teenage boy who killed 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway will never again see the light of day outside a prison. After two days of hearing from witnesses, a Colorado judge handed down a sentence for 18-year-old Austin Sigg that will keep him behind bars for the rest of his life. Not only will Sigg have to serve a life sentence, but he's gotten another 86 years tacked on to make sure he does not walk free.

Eighteen and never going to live outside a prison. Sadly, this is the best news we could have asked for. Especially considering Sigg could have gotten out. Thank goodness a judge decided he was too "evil" for that possibility.

Colorado law dictates that juveniles -- even juveniles charged as adults -- are to be given the chance of parole after 40 years of a life sentence. Sigg was 17 at the time of the kidnap and murder, so he fell under that rule. By tacking on the additional 86-year sentence, what the judge essentially did was circumvent that law -- albeit legally. He'll have to serve the two sentences consecutively.

Now, I understand why the law was put in place. It's not a good feeling to know that there is a kid out there bad enough to warrant more than 40 years in prison.

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But when you examine the facts of this case -- not just what happened to Jessica, who was dismembered(!), but also Sigg's nonchalance about what he'd done -- that's the only conclusion you can draw. Some kids are sick. So sick they belong in prison for life, if only so they don't hurt someone else when they come out. 

As Jefferson County District Court Chief Judge Stephen Munsinger reportedly said as he handed down the sentence that will keep Austin Sigg in prison for the rest of his life:

Evil is apparently real. It was present in our community on October 5, 2012.

Hopefully this chapter closing will help Jessica's family move on, knowing Austin Sigg can never get out of prison to hurt another girl like their daughter.

What do you think of the sentence? Is it too much or just right?




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nonmember avatar Marie

Let's forget about this monster and focus on the legacy Jessica has left behind, her park, her cheer camp, building community and The Lassy Project. With her mother's help The Lassy Project is going to help prevent abductions like this from ever happening again.

nonmember avatar dani kekoa

JUSTICE FOR JESSICA? The FBI knows for a FACT that the boy Austin Reed Sigg did NOT act alone in this brutal crime! Do NOT be deceived parents - Our community is NOT safer cause the monsters who organized Jessica Ridgeway's kidnapping, murder & dismemberment are still out there targeting children!


JAN 2, 2013 -- Listen to 30 min conversation w/ LaPlata County Sheriff's Office Detective Tom Cowing =>

JUNE 24, 2013 -- DYLAN REDWINE TIP - Calling Mark Redwine Facebook Hate page = BOB ENYART KILLER - La Plata Sheriffs Office

Who MURDERED Dylan Redwine & JonBenet Ramsey? Ask "Pastor" Bob Enyart, he knows! Right now Bob is online trying to frame Dylan's father for the crime on Facebook Calling Mark Redwine, just like how he tried to frame the Ramseys -- Call 1-800-8ENYART & tell Bob to turn himself into the FBI or more kids like Dylan, Jessica & JonBenet will DIE!

GOT PROOF? Listen to dozens of Police Recordings (including with Westminster PD before Sigg confessed) =>

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