ST. PAUL, MN (WSAU) -- The Minnesota man convicted of killing Wausau-area native Kira Steger will spend the next 27 and a half years in prison.
Jeffrey Trevino killed his estranged wife last February, and her body was found in the Mississippi River about three months later.
The mandatory minimum sentence for 2nd degree homicide without intent is ten years. Trevino’s attorney believed he could get up to 15 years in prison. Prosecutor John Choi was seeking 30 years because of the aggravated circumstances, including the fact it took so long to find Steger’s body.
Plenty of tears flowed from the gallery as the court heard victim impact statements from Kira’s parents and sisters.
The judge passed sentence just before 4 o'clock Monday