Jessica Ridgeways killer in video confession I lied to her - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Jessica Ridgeway's killer in video confession: I lied to her

Austin Reed Sigg faces more than 100 years in prison. Austin Reed Sigg faces more than 100 years in prison.
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Muscogee Roller Girls prepare to win their second home game

    Muscogee Roller Girls prepare to win their second home game

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:50 AM EDT2014-04-19 09:50:09 GMT
    The Muscogee Roller Girls Derby is preparing to take on their second home game on April 26, 2014. Muscogee Roller Girls was founded in April 2012, and the team competes with other local women derby teamsMore >>
    The Muscogee Roller Girls Derby is preparing to take on their second home game on April 26, 2014. Muscogee Roller Girls was founded in April 2012, and the team competes with other local women derby teams from March to October once a week.More >>
  • St. Francis Hospital brings Easter cheer to children in need

    St. Francis Hospital brings Easter cheer to children in need

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:41 AM EDT2014-04-19 09:41:01 GMT
    St. Francis Hospital got into the Easter weekend spirit on Friday, April 18. This marks the seventeenth year the Mission Awareness volunteers are giving out super-sized Easter baskets to children in need.More >>
    St. Francis Hospital got into the Easter weekend spirit on Friday, April 18. This marks the seventeenth year the Mission Awareness volunteers are giving out super-sized Easter baskets to children in need.More >>
  • Phenix City priest explains history of Good Friday

    Phenix City priest explains history of Good Friday

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:29 AM EDT2014-04-19 09:29:09 GMT
    With only two days shy of the Easter Sunday, many Christians are spending their Good Friday to properly prepare for the holiday. But what's good in Good Friday? According to the Bible, it's the day when
    More >>
    With only two days shy of the Easter Sunday, many Christians are spending their Good Friday to properly prepare for the holiday. But what's good in Good Friday? According to the Bible, it's the day when Jesus Christ was crucified.    More >>

Posted: 2013-11-27 01:08:53
Updated: 2013-11-27 07:25:50

By Lateef Mungin
CNN

(CNN) - In a soft voice, teenager Austin Sigg confessed in gruesome detail how he snatched a 10-year-old girl from his Colorado neighborhood and dismembered her.

But what Sigg could not explain to police detectives is why.

"It was a random place, a random time. Random everything," Sigg told officers in interrogation video released this week.

"I was just driving and just kind of looking. And I saw her ... found the place to park. And I parked, and I waited. And she walked by, and I grabbed her."

Sigg is going to have a lot of time to think about it. He was sentenced to life in prison last week. The tapes released this week by the Jefferson County District Attorney give a chilling look into Sigg's thoughts.

Sigg was 17 when he grabbed Jessica Ridgeway off the street in October 2012.

Sigg told police during the interrogation that he got her into his car. He tied her hands and legs together and drove around for 20 minutes as she frantically screamed and asked him questions.

"I would lie to her," Sigg said. "I would tell her everything was going to be OK. I would just lie to her."

He took the bespectacled, blond girl back to his house. What happened there may have been very graphic. Parts of the interrogation tape were redacted by authorities.

Sigg will be eligible for parole after 40 years for the murder. But a judge sentenced him to close to 100 additional years for the other charges against him. Along with Ridgeway's murder, Sigg also confessed to the attack and attempted kidnapping on a jogger that occurred earlier in the year. Using all those charges against Sigg, the judge said he expects Sigg to be confined to a cell for the rest of his natural life.

Jessica Ridgeway was missing for five days and authorities were searching everywhere in October 2012. The break in the case came after Sigg told his mother what he had done. His mother, police said, called 911 and handed the phone to her son.

During the trial, Ridgeway's family members were in court wearing the little girl's favorite color, purple.

"This monster took away from me the light of my life," said Christine Ridgeway, Jessica's grandmother. "It shattered the core of my family."

Article on CNN.com

'CNN' © 2013 Cable News Network.Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.