The injuries to his wife, Kira Steger, rose only to the level of a third-degree assault, the lawyer argues in... Updated Oct. 17, 2013
Jeffery Trevino, 39, was convicted in October of one count of second-degree murder in Kira Steger’s death. Steger, 30, was last seen on Feb. 21 and her body was recovered on May 8 from the Mississippi River.
Jeffery Trevino was found guilty of one count of second-degree murder Wednesday in the death of his wife, Kira Steger. Jay Steger stood with his daughter, Keri Anne Steger, and Ramsey County Victim Adovocate Jennifer Mallinger, from left, while Marcie Steger spoke to the news media.
Jeffery Trevino’s defense had a tough challenge in overcoming the large amount of forensic and video surveillance evidence stacked against him.
Kira Steger’s sister Keri Anne Steger, in red, was comforted by Ramsey County victim advocate Jennifer Mallinger after the verdict.
The jury of four women and eight men is sequestered during deliberations.
The defendant decided not to take the witness stand.
The man charged in his wife’s death must decide by Monday whether he will testify. Jury could begin deliberations on Tuesday.
Jay Steger, middle, left to right, and Marcie Steger, parents of Kira...
It’s possible that Kara Steger was smothered, medical examiner says.
Lab tests to confirm blood in spots that were found in the couple’s bedroom weren’t done.
Unidentified family members of Kira Steger hug while waiting for an el...
Jeffery Trevino resisted friends’ help finding his missing wife and bristled at social media efforts he thought were going “viral” and were “blown out of proportion,” witnesses testified Friday, the second day of testimony.
Jeffrey Trevino is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Kira Steger.
Friends of Jeffrey Trevino and Kira Steger testified that he resisted help after she went missing in February and a search was launched.
Family members of Kira Steger, who disappeared on Feb. 22, embraced before the start of the trial Thursday in St. Paul.
In first day of trial in death of Kira Steger, the defense downplayed forensic findings.
Jay Steger, second from right to left, and Marcie Steger, parents of K...
Trevino’s attorney will likely challenge alleged blood evidence found in the house.
Life experiences played an equal role in eliminating jurors in Jeffery Trevino’s murder trial.
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The phone of Kira Steger, whose body was found in May in the Mississippi River, was reactivated in Indonesia.
In trial starting Monday, his lawyer can argue that someone else killed Kira Steger, veteran attorneys say.
Outside the house of missing woman Kira Trevino and her husband, who h...
The comments came amid planning for the Sept. 16 start of Jeffery Trevino’s trial for allegedly killing his wife, Kira.
Prosecutors want to prohibit questions about the officer’s past mishandling of evidence.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — A judge has delayed the murder trial of Jeffrey Trevino until mid-September.
Supporters of Kira Travino left the Rasmey County Law Enforcement Cent...
At Sam's Pizza in Schofield, Wisconsin, which Kira Trevino liked to fr...
For Jay Steger, the discovery of his daughter’s body marked a turning point in his family’s agony.
At Sam's Pizza in Schofield, Wisconsin, which Kira Trevino liked to fr...
Prosecutors want more time to process evidence, including the badly decomposed body, in the case against Jeffery Trevino.
Authorities returned to Keller Lake on Tuesday afternoon to look for any sign of Kira Trevino of St. Paul. A boat from the Ramsey County sheriff’s water patrol was used for the first time in the search.
The clearing of ice has intensified search efforts – and hopes – in the cases of Kira Trevino and Danielle Jelinek.
Authorities were out again at Keller Lake on Tuesday afternoon in sear...
Woman missing since Feb. 21 is presumed dead.
Authorities Thursday afternoon were out on the Mississippi River continuing their search for the body of Kira Trevino, the missing St. Paul woman who was last seen alive in February.
In March, Ramsey County Water Patrol divers searching for Kira Trevino looked in a shallow creek near Keller Lake in Maplewood. The search for Trevino will resume this weekend at two regional parks.
Prosecutors seek tougher penalty for the way he allegedly killed his wife.
Kira Trevino's cousin, Mike Teige, for the second day, showed up at Ke...
As open water started to show on Keller Lake in Maplewood on Saturday, about two dozen volunteers and family members navigated ice that was dangerously thin in spots as they continued the search for Kira Trevino’s body.
Volunteers looking for the body of Kira Trevino used an underwater camera to look into one of hundreds of holes drilled into the ice at Keller Lake.
Kira Trevino’s husband pleaded not guilty to killing the missing St. Paul woman. At the same time, her relatives and volunteers continued to search for her body in Maplewood.
Family members and friends plan to hold a vigil Thursday evening at Keller Lake in Maplewood for Kira Trevino.
Jay Steger, Kira Trevino’s father, hoped his family’s wait for answers would end Wednesday at Keller Lake. “We honestly thought that this was going to be our day.”
Dogs picked up a scent at two holes in the Keller Lake ice.
Bret Running and Natasha Jenson searched the lakes edge along with abo...
More than 100 volunteers turned out for the morning search, the largest one so far and one of five just this weekend.
As the search for the body of Kira Trevino continued, the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office assisted St. Paul police in digging a gridwork of holes in Maplewood’s Keller Lake on Tuesday afternoon.
Sheriff’s officers from Ramsey County drilled a series of holes in Keller Lake on Tuesday afternoon in preparation for another search with cadaver dogs in the case of missing St. Paul resident Kira Trevino.
Ramsey County Water Patrol divers searched a shallow creek near Keller Lake in Maplewood on Monday, looking for clues and evidence in the disappearance of Kira Trevino. The lake is about 2 miles from the home she shared with her husband.
About a half-dozen “items of interest” have been found in the search for Kira Trevino, presumed dead, over the past few days.
Divers with the Ramsey County Sheriffi's department search the creek near Keller Lake in Maplewood Monday, Mar. 25, after searchers turned up items of interest in the search for Kira Trevino Sunday.
The Ramsey County Sheriff's water patrol waded through open water Monday afternoon in a creek at the southern end of Keller Lake in Maplewood, poking the creek bottom and under ice shelves with long sticks, after searchers turned up items of interest in the search for Kira Trevino on Sunday.
Police collected several items found by volunteer searchers Sunday at Keller Lake in Maplewood, where pieces of critical evidence had already been discovered in the disappearance and presumed death of Kira Trevino.
On Tuesday, police divers searched Keller Lake Regional Park in Maplewood for Kira Trevino, who is missing and presumed dead.
Complaint against missing woman’s husband amended.
Police search for the body of Kira Trevino at Keller Park in Maplewood Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2013.
Divers explored the chilly water at Keller Lake, continuing a search started this weekend after an item of interest was found in the area.
At Crosby Farm, many searchers including Megan Perzichilli and fiance Nick Conrad, peaking in the trunk of a dead tree for clues, looked for the body of Kira Trevino.
Kira Trevino was last seen Feb. 21 and is presumed to have been killed. Her husband, Jeffrey Trevino, has been charged and remains jailed in her death.
Jen McCutcheon of Lakeville, front, and her daughter Kayla, 16, search...
Another search is planned for today for Kira Trevino, missing for more than two weeks.
St. Paul police have followed up on more than 50 leads in the disappearance of Kira Trevino, and continue to seek the public’s help in finding the missing woman.
The Trevino killing is a stark reminder of the danger that spikes when someone decides to leave an abuser.
The joy bursting from my inbox Thursday regarding the long-awaited renewal of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was tempered by a harsh reminder of why passage was essential.
St. Paul Police Sgt. Paul Paulos said Friday that a special tip-line number — 651-560-3277 — had been set up as police look for clues from the public into the disappearance and presumed murder of Kira Trevino, 30, shown in the top poster with her husband, Jeffery Trevino, 39, who is in jail in lieu of $1 million bail.
A tip line is open seeking the public’s help in tracing the actions of Jeffery Trevino, held in his wife’s death.
Neighbors said the Trevinos were polite but kept mostly to themselves, except for a summer bonfire they hosted at the home they moved into about a year and a half ago.
Police say there’s evidence of a crime in Kira and Jeffrey Trevino’s house.
Keri Anne Steger fought back tears as she spoke about her sister, Kira Trevino, Wednesday at a hotel in Bloomington. Kira’s car was found in a remote parking area at the Mall of America. Trevino’s mother, Marcie Steger, is at right; her cousin, Cassie Guyton, is at left.
Authorities said Jeffery Trevino could be charged today in the disappearance of his wife, Kira.
Kira Trevino's mother Marcie Steger, center, is surrounded by friends...
Police say ample evidence led to charges against husband Jeffery Trevino — and $1 million bail.
A friend said Monday that police had found her empty car tucked away in a remote part of a mall parking ramp.