JEFFERSON COUNTY - Jury selection continues Tuesday in the case of the teenager accused of kidnapping and murdering Jessica Ridgeway almost a year ago.
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Hundreds of potential jurors were first called in on Friday. They filled out a questionnaire to see if they'd be a fit for the trial and left.
On Tuesday, they'll return to the Jefferson County Courthouse so selections can begin.
A dozen people will ultimately be picked.
The judge overseeing the case against Sigg denied a request to move the trial out of Jefferson County. Attorneys for Sigg argued that it will be impossible for their client to get a fair trial because of pre-trial publicity.
The trial is set to begin Oct. 3.
Austin Sigg, 18, is accused of kidnapping and killing Jessica Ridgeway in October 2012. She disappeared shortly after leaving her home in the Denver suburb of Westminster to walk to school.
Sigg is charged with murder, kidnapping, sexual assault, robbery and other charges.
Detectives say he has confessed to killing Jessica but denied sexually assaulting her.
If convicted, he would face life in prison but could be paroled after 40 years. He can't get the death penalty because he was 17 at the time of the slaying.
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