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Trevino convicted of one charge of Murder in the Second Degree

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Statement from Kira Steger's family about Trevino guilty verdict:

"Losing Kira has been terribly difficult on our family. We love and miss her, dearly. Our hearts are heavy - nothing can bring Kira back to us. Our family was confident justice would prevail - and it did. We are thankful and grateful for everything everyone has done to support our family. Pura Vida Kira."

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WEAU) -- A jury has convicted the husband of a former UW-Eau Claire student of Murder in the Second Degree in her death, but acquitted him of a similar charge.

Jeffery Trevino faced two similar charges. A jury convicted him of killing his wife, Kira Steger, 30, without intent. He was found not guilty of killing her with intent. The jury read its verdict just before 6 p.m. Wednesday in a Minnesota courtroom. Jurors started deliberations Tuesday and reconvened Wednesday morning.

Steger's body was found in the Mississippi River in May, more than two months after she disappeared.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) --A jury has reached a verdict in the murder trial of a St. Paul man accused of killing his wife in a jealous rage and dumping her body in the Mississippi River.

The verdict is expected to be announced around 6 p.m. Wednesday. Jurors began deliberations Tuesday and reconvened Wednesday morning.

Jeffery Trevino is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his 30-year-old wife, Kira Steger. Her body was found in the river in May, more than two months after she disappeared.

Kira's father, Jay Steger, says he has put his faith in the hands of the jury. Steger tells KMSP-TV he feels sorry for both families, no matter what the outcome, because Kira loved the Trevino family.


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