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Opening statements set at neo-Nazi's murder trial in Phoenix

Posted at 9:14 AM, Oct 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-29 12:14:21-04

Lawyers are scheduled to make opening statements Monday at the retrial 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, in response to a prosecutor's question, revealed to jurors that Ricci had spent time in prison.
Authorities say Ricci yelled racial slurs during the confrontation at 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 pleaded not guilty.