Video: Austin Sigg pleads guilty in senseless murder of Jessica Ridgeway

On October 5, 2012, just shy of one year ago, Jessica Ridgeway, ten, disappeared from her Westminster neighborhood while walking to school. The following week, her "not intact" remains were found in an open space area -- and before the month was out, seventeen-year-old Austin Sigg was arrested for the crime; see much of our previous coverage below. Sigg's trial was on the cusp of beginning, but now, proceedings shift immediately into the sentencing phase: He has pleaded guilty to all counts against him. Photos, videos and details below.
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