Minn. man convicted of killing former Middleton woman

Court upholds Minnesota man’s conviction in wife’s death
Kira Steger Trevino, 30

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.

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 Nov. 25.