Kelly Jaeger's Alleged Killers: Phoenix PD Issues Circumspect Press Release

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Alleged Vinlander Aaron "Ghost" Schmidt, charged with first degree murder in the Jaeger killing

The Phoenix Police Department has finally issued a press release in the racially-motivated shooting of Kelly Jaeger, a Caucasian woman who was walking late at night in Phoenix's Palma Park when she and her African-American friend Jeffery Wellmaker were reportedly accosted by a bald, white tattooed man.

The man challenged them, asking Wellmaker, "What are you doing with that white woman?"

Later, the man returned, according to Wellmaker, and fired on the pair with a shotgun from the passenger seat of a moving vehicle, wounding Wellmaker and killing Jaeger.

As I've reported at length, both in the blog post "Vinlanders Vanquished," and in my Bird column this week, "Skinheads in Stir," two men have been indicted for this heinous act, which the Phoenix PD has now labeled a hate crime: Travis Ricci, 29, and Aaron Schmidt, 28.

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Reputed Vinlander Travis Ricci, also accused of first degree murder

Both have pleaded not guilty, and are in Fourth Avenue Jail on three million dollar bonds. PPD spokesman Steve Martos confirmed that Ricci is the alleged shooter in the incident, Schmidt the alleged driver, as I first reported.

The press release does not mention that these men are alleged to be members of the Vinlanders Social Club, one of the most violent racist skinhead organizations in America.

Nor does it mention that the Phoenix PD's Career Criminal Squad deserves much of the credit for scoring these arrests and the arrests of about a dozen more Vinlanders and Vinlanders-associates throughout Arizona.

For instance, the press statement, which I've included below, is slightly off in that it says Ricci was arrested in July. Actually, as I've already reported, he's been in stir since March of this year on other charges. And who's listed as the arresting officer? Well, that individual just happens to be a member of the Career Criminal Squad.

Ditto on the arrest of David Fecke-Stoudt, another reputed Vinlander now in Fourth Avenue under a $150,000 bond, for allegedly threatening a witness in the Jaeger homicide. Moreover the arrests of other alleged Vinlanders were carried out by the CCS.

The press release only mentions homicide detectives. And I know that homicide Detective Paul Dalton was the lead on the Jaeger slaying. I acknowledge the work of all the detectives and other agencies, such as the ATF, which assisted with the investigation.

Still, I initially wondered if perhaps the PPD was trying to rewrite history a little bit. Martos did not wish to comment on the work done by the CCS on the takedown of the Vinlanders, all of which is public record.

However, the limited, circumspect nature of the press release leads me to believe that the Phoenix PD is not commenting on some info because another agency -- likely the FBI -- has an investigation ongoing into the Vinlanders.

As I mentioned in the Bird column, the Phoenix PD was preparing to go forward with a press conference last week, but it was halted at the last minute when, again, "another agency" asked the Phoenix PD to hold off.

This is all well and good, as long as the CCS can continue to do its work and ultimately receive the credit its detectives deserve. 

Media Release

Homicide

 

Date:                            October 3, 2009

Location:                     415 East Puget Avenue

Victim:                         Kelley Ann Jaeger

                                    White Female

                                    39 years old

Suspect 1:                    Ricci, Travis

                                    White Male

                                    28 years old

MCSO Booking:           P636772

Suspect 2:                    Schmidt, Aaron

                                    White Male

                                    28 years old

MCSO Booking:           P695796

All,

This is a homicide case from last year.  The following is a recap regarding the incident and an update on recent arrests.   

On October 3, 2009, the victim, Kelley Ann Jaeger, was walking in the area of 415 East Puget with a male friend.  The two listed suspects drove by the victims and fired shots from their vehicle as they drove by.  The incident resulted in the death of Ms. Jaeger. 

Detectives from the Phoenix Police Homicide Unit have made two arrests related to this incident. The first suspect, Travis Ricci, was arrested and booked on July 19, 2010.***  He has been charged with First Degree Murder and Attempted Homicide. The second suspect, Aaron Schmidt, was located in Tennessee on September 1, 2010, through information developed by detectives. Aaron Schmidt has been extradited to Arizona and was booked on September 7, 2010 and was also charged with First Degree Murder and Attempted Homicide.

Based on information obtained by Homicide Detectives this case has been charged as a hate crime.

If you have any questions related to this incident, feel free to contact me at the below listed number.

Thanks,

Sergeant Steve Martos

Phoenix Police Department

Media Relations

***Note: As I mentioned above, Ricci has been in county since March of this year, and was arrested by a CCS detective, not homicide. Also, Ricci is 29 according to court docs. SL.

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samanthathegreat13
samanthathegreat13

damn you all talk shit about my brother. you dont even know him you just go by what you hear. that is never accurate. get your facts straight. my brother may be a skin head but he is not a murder and i know this for a fact. i am not races but to intermix with another race is just wrong. i have many close black friends but to be in a relationship with them. please my grandfather would roll over in his grave. so if you do not know all the facts about my brothers trial keep your mouth shut! thank you!

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I used to go to school with aaron!! Never thought he could be so stupid!!!

Super Filmizle
Super Filmizle

This is off topic from the other comments but you touch film izle upon it in your post… Concerning E and J, have you considered individual therapy for them? It is really

important that they are able to process, in an emotionally healthy way, these huge life bombs that have been thrown their way. I’m glad to hear that E has a cousin he

can relate to but the great thing with therapists is that they can be completely impartial. hd film izle E and J would be

able to say anything to a therapist, things they might not want to admit to anyone within the family. Addiction is a family disease, so as great as it is to have

familial support, it is equally filmini izle important to have outside, unbiased support as well. E and J may want to check out Alateen as well, where they can meet others their

age who have been through the same thing.

michelle
michelle

Don't believe eveything you read in the media and certainly don't judge

SShater
SShater

u can believe your eyes. check that swastika tattoo on ricci. sorry but i'm judgin that

Coz
Coz

Kudo's to Phoenix PD for catching these scumbags and putting them where they belong.

The only good skinhead is a dead skinhead.

Aimericci
Aimericci

u r a fkn scumbag to recognize one LMFAO

Steven
Steven

@Coz: not all skinheads ARE Nazis though, keep that in mind.

Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza
Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza

The Associates are calling for equal time for Latino and Black hate crimes perpetrated against Whites,

"We obviously despise these Vinlander dirtbags, but question The Bird's motives and intent in fixating on these bums. It appears he's trying to associate Whites with hate-mongering skinhead Nazis. It's getting BORING, Bird, REALLY BORING. ZZZZZZZZZZ. In the spirit of fairness, please post this E-mail and ask Lemons why he doesn't give equal time to hate crimes perpetrated on Whites by Latinos and Blacks.

The most noteworthy case is the stabbing and near-killing of JASON OKON, s decorated IRAQ combat veteran who was brutally stabbed and put in a coma by a deported illegal alien who came back. A Phoenix police detective called the OKON attack a "hate crime." Jason, his wife, and an entire LARGE CLASS OF CITIZENS sued in the OKON v PHOENIX class action, which is currently awaiting a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit. A Petition for Writ of Certiorari will also be filed in the U.S. Supreme Court. EQUAL TIME! EQUAL TIME! EQUAL TIME!"

This Mesa Associate blogster also called us and his captal letters are like his obnoxious loud voice as he was bellowing into the phone - EQUAL TIME! Truthfully, we feel it might be the "Shut Up!" MCSO guy, LT. JOSEPH "Shut Up!" SOUSA. They sound very similar. Mr. Lemons calls him "The Rhode Island Redneck.

Check out www.badphoenixcops.blogspot.co... for the latest on Phoenix police and government corruption. That's www.badphoenixcops.com - where the TRUTH hurts.

TIF with JTR, online and on time, for THE CLASS WEST and THE CLASS ACTION PLAINTIFFS in OKON v PHOENIX, U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit, #09-16027 and THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT.

Johnny White Man
Johnny White Man

"liberal agenda"???Are you fucking kidding us? You're calling the LEOs and LEAs in general, the--"liberal agenda"??? Hey douchebag, you're a White Supremacist. You kill cops bright boy. Go figure.

Praise to the CCS for doing the work that is greatly appreciated by the community as a whole. Making our communities safer from these unAmeriKKKan enemies.

Steve
Steve

LOL, this is so pathetic, but all a part of the liberal agenda. A minority is 900 quadrillion times more likely to be murdered by someone of their own race than by a white supremacist. No matter how liberal scum try to spin this, white supremacist groups are very rare, and very insignificant. Why don't you focus on Hispanic/black gangs? They account for more than 90% of the crime on Phoenix streets.

Steven
Steven

Oh f*** off already, wouldya? {And people say LIBERALS are bad about race-baiting............talk about irony}

Mike Wells
Mike Wells

By your "logic", that would mean that there have NEVER been murders of minorities by white supremacists, since there are not now, nor have there ever been "900 quardrillion" people on this planet.

TeoBuneo
TeoBuneo

So Stevie, I'm guessing that you are a Republican Joe Arpaio fan and a teaper to boot. When crazed, rabid animals like these skinhead murderers are running loose killing people, why don't you try telling your sob story to those monsters hate crime victims survivors? Poor misunderstood and mistreated little white boys! Your fantasy statistic of 90% of valley crime being committed by black/Hispanic gangs is pure unadulterated bull-shit, just like every other word out of your mouth. What a sad, sad creature you are, so obviously a terrified little racist hate monger quaking in your boots every time you see a brown or black person!

Sick and Tired
Sick and Tired

900 quadrillion? Really? Please post a link to prove that large number, Steve-O. As for Blacks and Hispanics committing most of the crimes, please see above.

Nazifucker
Nazifucker like.author.displayName 1 Like

"Why don't you focus on Hispanic/black gangs? They account for more than 90% of the crime on Phoenix streets."

Prove it shithead

alehound
alehound

"Prove it shithead"? Really? Watch the nightly news ffs. There's your proof. Why do you only fuck nazis? Doesn't that make you a racist? Freakin' hebe.

Steven
Steven

@alehound: STFU you anti-Semitic f***.

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