A jury voted to deliver a Phoenix guy, described by authorities being a neo-Nazi, to jail for a lifetime for killing a lady as he shot at an interracial few as they wandered.
Travis Ricci, 37, ended up being sentenced within the October 2009 death that is shooting of Ann Jaeger, who had been walking near a north Phoenix park together with her boyfriend.
Prosecutors stated Ricci had been an associate of this Vinlanders Social Club, a group that is neo-nazi. They contended he had been mad that Jaeger, who was simply white, ended up being having a man that is black started initially to shout racial slurs in the few before he shot at them.
It was the time that is second was tried for Jaeger’s death; the very first ended in a mistrial.
Prosecutors had tried the death penalty, Ricci’s protection solicitors contended their actions could possibly be traced to a childhood that is abusive.
On Jan. 9, the jury had discovered him accountable of first-degree murder, aggravated attack, try to commit first-degree murder, drive-by shooting, assisting a road gang and misconduct involving tools.
They voted from the death penalty.
Maricopa County Superior Judge Dean Fink sentenced Ricci when it comes to murder charge that is first-degree. Sentencing is still pending from the charges that are remaining.
Regarding the evening associated with shooting, Ricci had been consuming during the house of some other skinhead and wandered in to the roads, Maricopa County prosecutor Ryan Green stated during starting statements.
After seeing Jaeger and her boyfriend, Jeffrey Wellmaker, near Palma Park, near 12th Street and Dunlap Avenue, he started yelling racial slurs because he had been aggravated at seeing the interracial few, the prosecutor stated. […]