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Violent porn evidence allowed in Sigg murder case

GOLDEN, Colo. - Jurors deciding the case against a teenager accused of killing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway will be allowed to see evidence that Austin Sigg was searching for and viewing child pornography for more than a year before the girl was killed.

The Denver Post reports that a Jefferson County District Court judge denied a motion from Austin Sigg's attorneys to block the evidence.
    
Prosecutors say Sigg searched for and accessed websites about child sex abuse, child torture and child dismemberment for more than a year. The graphic websites were accessed from a computer at Sigg's home between visits to the Arapahoe Community College website, prosecutors say.
    
Sigg is accused of kidnapping, killing and dismembering Ridgeway in October. He has pleaded not guilty.


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