GOLDEN - A defense survey shows that a teen accused of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway is more recognizable to Coloradans than the state's two senators.
Lawyers for 18-year-old Austin Sigg presented the results of the survey during a hearing in Golden Thursday. They're trying to get the case moved out of Jefferson County as well as postpone Sigg's Sept. 20 trial.
The Denver Post reported that pollster Paul Talmey testified that 19 percent of people in Jefferson County associated Sigg with the case, compared with 16 in the rest of the Denver area and 14 percent in other parts of Colorado. He said 13 percent of people can name both senators.
The judge did not rule on postponing the trial date Thursday. The judge will decide on whether or not the venue should be changed after Jury selection begins in September.
Jessica's disappearance set parents on edge for days in Westminster and surrounding cities as police searched for a suspect.
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