Rothschild, Wis. news Oct. 19: The family of Kira Trevino (also reported as Kira Steger, her maiden name) intends on laying the slain woman to rest nearly a year after she was murdered by her own husband -- who has since been convicted of "unintentionally" killing the woman. Her funeral is scheduled for next Saturday at 11:30 a.m., and will be Mark's Parish. This will be an event used to say goodbye to the woman who was forcefully taken away from her loved ones in a callous act of rage that many feel didn't receive justice. However, news reports about the funeral haven't clarified on whether or not it will be open to the public.
Kira was ultimately found in the Mississippi River in May of this year after she had been missing for several months. The details surrounding her disappearance at the time pointed directly to her husband as being a guilty party. However, there were also reports that their male roommate may have aided in the disposal of her body. Jeffrey Trevino reportedly killed her because they were separating, and Kira had already began seeing another man.
While Kira Trevino Steger's family prepares to say their final farewells, it must also be reported that her murderer's attorney has asked a judge to dismiss the second-degree murder conviction against him. This must be a slap in the face to those who are mourning her death, and to those who know the downright callous way in which she was killed and then discarded -- all because she didn't want to be with this man anymore. Would any judge in the country consider dismissing a conviction that was backed with evidence and proof? Would any judge free a man who slaughtered a young woman the way Jeff Trevino did? Probably not.