Defense attorneys for Austin Sigg, the standing trial for kidnapping and killing a young girl have questioned DNA evidence presented by prosecutors in the case, according to 9 News. Criminal defense attorneys have asked to see Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI) memos regarding the possibility of contamination of the DNA evidence. The CBI has three contamination memos, two regarding the little girl, and one regarding another person who prosecutors believe Sigg attempted to kidnap. While the memos do not necessarily mean that the DNA samples were contaminated, they signify that there is that possibility. Sigg faces the possibility of life in prison in the case. His case is not eligible for the death penalty because he was a minor at the time that the girl died.
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