Jury deliberations to resume for neo-Nazi charged in killing
PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors will resume deliberations Wednesday at the trial of a neo-Nazi charged with trying to kill a black man and fatally shooting the man’s white girlfriend in 2009 at a Phoenix park.
Travis Ricci is being retried in Kelly Ann Jaeger’s death after his first trial in the killing ended in a mistrial because a witness revealed to jurors that Ricci had spent time in prison.
Deliberations at the second trial began in mid-December.
Authorities say Ricci yelled racial slurs during the confrontation with Jaeger’s boyfriend and harassed him about dating a white woman.
Ricci is accused of leaving the scene and returning with a shotgun that he fired from a car.
Authorities say Ricci intended on shooting Jaeger’s boyfriend but instead struck Jaeger.
Ricci has pleaded not guilty.