Oct 3, 2013 at 4:09 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) A jury has convicted a St. Paul man accused of killing his wife in a jealous rage and dumping her body in the Mississippi River.
Jurors Wednesday convicted 39-year-old Jeffery Trevino on one count of second-degree murder. But Trevino was acquitted on a second count that alleged he intended to kill his 30-year-old wife, Kira Steger (STEG'-ur).
Steger's body was found in the river in May, more than two months after she disappeared.
Prosecutors alleged that Trevino was angry that his wife was having an affair and wanted a divorce. The defense attorney contended the forensic evidence did not add up.
A spokesman for the Ramsey County Attorney's office says prosecutors plan to seek the maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
Sentencing is scheduled for November 25th.
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