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Slain girl's mother: Killer's name to be forgotten

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THOMAS PEIPERT | November 18, 2013 06:55 PM EST | AP

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GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — The mother of a 10-year-old Colorado girl who was slain and dismembered says the killer doesn't deserve to know how the girl's death has affected her, and his name soon will be forgotten.

Sarah Ridgeway made her brief comments Monday during a two-day sentencing hearing for 18-year-old Austin Sigg. He pleaded guilty to killing Jessica Ridgeway last year in the suburbs west of Denver.

Sarah Ridgeway told Sigg that while his name will be forgotten, people will remember the "legacy that Jessica left behind."

Sigg can't be executed because he was 17 at the time of Jessica's death. But he faces a possible life term when he's sentenced Tuesday.

Monday's hearing was at times emotional and included a slideshow of Jessica set to music. Sigg wiped away tears before being let out of court.

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