Jessica Ridgeway Case: Austin Reed Sigg, 17, to Appear in Court

Dan Abrams discusses the arrest of a 17-year-old student for allegedly killing 10-year-old girl.
3:00 | 10/25/12

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Transcript for Jessica Ridgeway Case: Austin Reed Sigg, 17, to Appear in Court
For more, now, let's bring in "gma" analyst dan abrams. We heard clayton say, police are charging sigg as an adult. He will be tried as an adult. 17 is not the lowest age. You can go younger in the state of colorado and be charged as an adult. As you heard him say, the supreme court has ruled that no one under the age of 18 can be charged with the death penalty. Can face the possibility of the death penalty. So, that's the only protection he has as a juvenile. For now, he is still effectively considered a juvenile. That's quickly going to change. Interesting if his age becomes an issue with his confession. He waved his right. Could age be a factor as we go forward? It's something his team will undoubtedly bring up when trying to get his confession excluded, they do. But it is not likely going to be a winning argument. They have to come up with more than just his age. They could probably argue his age with conjunction of other things. Veryunlikely. His mother was involved in turning him in, et cetera. So, I would think they're going to have a tough time getting that confession excluded.

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