INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Now that a suspect has been arrested for the kidnapping and murder of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, her great-grandmother in Independence, Mo., said that she hopes he burns.
Austin Sigg, 17, was arrested by police in Westminster, Colo., on Tuesday evening. He faces two counts of first-degree murder and one charge each of second-degree kidnapping, criminal attempt to murder and criminal attempt to kidnap.
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Ridgeway's great-grandmother Donna Moss said she is relieved a suspect has been identified, but is angry the crime was committed.
"I don't think I can look at this person into his face and not be judgmental," Donna Moss said after the arrest was announced Wednesday. "I think it's all I've got within me not to want to just burn him, and I mean burn him."
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Ridgeway's father, Jeremiah Bryant, also lives in Independence but said he was not ready to speak to the media Wednesday.