Prosecutors Seek Tougher Sentence for Husband of Kira Trevino

Updated: 04/19/2013 12:55 PM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart

The Ramsey County attorney's office is planning to ask for a tougher sentence for the husband of Kira Steger Trevino, if he is convicted of her murder.

This week prosecutors made a filing, asking to seek a higher guideline sentence for Jeffery Trevino because they believe he hid the body, according to county attorney's office spokesman Dennis Gerhardstein.

Thirty-year-old Kira Steger Trevino has been missing since Feb. 24, and her husband, 39-year-old Jeffery Trevino, is charged in his wife’s death. Although Kira Steger Trevino’s body has not been found, she’s presumed dead.

A tentative trial date of May 28 has been set for Jeffery Trevino, who has pleaded not guilty.

Volunteers have been searching for her body and will continue this weekend. The plan is to search Battle Creek Regional Park Saturday starting at 10 a.m., and then Bunker Hills Regional Park in Coon Rapids starting at 11 a.m. Sunday.

More information on the searches is available on Facebook.