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Retrial for neo-Nazi in death of woman in interracial couple

Posted: 3:33 PM, Jul 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-18 21:33:19Z

A neo-Nazi charged with killing of a woman in an interracial couple in Phoenix will be tried again.

The retrial comes after Travis Ricci won a mistrial a week ago after a witness revealed to jurors that Ricci had spent time in prison.
    
Prosecutors said at a hearing Wednesday that they'll continue pressing the murder charge against Ricci in the 2009 shooting death of Kelly Ann Jaeger.
    
Authorities say Ricci yelled racial slurs at Jaeger's boyfriend, Jeffery Wellmaker, who is black, in a park and harassed him about dating a white woman.
    
Ricci is accused of leaving the scene to get a shotgun and returning with a shotgun that he fired from a car.
    
Authorities say Ricci intended on shooting Wellmaker but instead struck Jaeger.
    
Ricci pleaded not guilty.