Judge Allows Evidence From Prior Case In Kryger Murder Trial

The man accused of raping and strangling a Sioux Falls woman to death appeared in court Monday afternoon. 41-year-old Christopher Kryger is accused of murdering 56-year-old Kari Kirkegaard in her home last March.

Monday, Kryger appeared in court for a hearing to determine whether evidence from a previous incident should be allowed in his trial.

In 2008, Kryger was accused of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman who he did not know, although he was never convicted.

Monday, a judge ruled in favor of the state’s motion to admit evidence from the 2008 incident, saying that the two cases are similar due to the fact that both involve female victims who were alone in their homes.