Venue Change Denied In Trial Of Jessica Ridgeway Murder Suspect

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The suspect in the grisly murder of an elementary school student will be tried in the county where the crime took place.

A judge has denied a request for a change of venue in the upcoming trial of 18-year-old Austin Sigg.

Sigg is accused of abducting 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway while she was on her way to school last October, murdering her and then leaving her dismembered body on the side of the road near a Jefferson County open space. His attorneys argue that the high-profile nature of the case will prevent him from getting a fair trial in Jefferson County.

Jury selection is already underway for the trial. Jurors return to court Tuesday to be questioned by attorneys.

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