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Sunday, September 14, 2008

[US] [TX] Amy Yager's gone. Her federal agent husband in segregated jail

I have a picture of the shooter but not Amy - so I'm not posting his until Amy is considered someone too. All that's known is that she was a student in college. That's not enough.

Looks like this police lieutenant is in a hurry to decide - though he WAS NOT THERE - that Jeff Yager didn't premeditate killing Amy. The idea just dropped out of the sky and somehow this lieutenant knows that. Agent Yager knew to walk from the house, and to delay calling the police after Amy was shot.

...Amarillo Police [Lt. Gary] Trupe declined to say Friday afternoon whether Yager had confessed to the crime, but did say he had expressed remorse... Trupe said they'll probably never know all the details of the homicide, but he said it doesn't appear to be premeditated.
"Obviously something happened and the weapon got brought into play and a young lady lost her life"...
The National Nuclear Security Administration confirmed today that Yager is a federal agent with the Office of Secure Transportation Central Command in Amarillo. Yager, who holds a top secret "Q" clearance, has been removed from duty and his access to Pantex and other nuclear weapons sites has been suspended...


3 YOUTUBE VIDEOS:
U.S. Federal Agent Jeff Yager arrested, charged, for killing wife Amy: (1), (2), (3)


MAN ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING WIFE
amarillo.com
Brenda Bernet
September 12, 2008
A 26-year-old man was arrested by Amarillo police early this morning for allegedly shooting and killing his wife in the 6100 block of Hatfield Circle, which is behind Amarillo High School just off Bell Street. Jeff Yager was booked into the Randall County jail on a murder charge, but had not been arraigned as of 11 a.m. today... Police arrived at the couple's home at 3:44 a.m. today. They found Amy Yager in a bedroom, dead from an apparent gunshot wound to her upper back, police said. A medium caliber semi-automatic gun police think was used in the murder was recovered at the scene...
Update: 1:27 PM
Jim McBride
An official confirmed this afternoon that the 26-year-old man accused of fatally shooting his wife early this morning is a federal agent assigned to protect shipments of nuclear weapons and materials... Yager, assigned to the Pantex Plant outside Amarillo, was arrested in the slaying of 26-year-old Amy Yager at their home in the 6100 block of Hatfield Circle, which is behind Amarillo High School just off Bell Street. The National Nuclear Security Administration confirmed today that Yager is a federal agent with the Office of Secure Transportation Central Command in Amarillo. Yager, who holds a top secret "Q" clearance, has been removed from duty and his access to Pantex and other nuclear weapons sites has been suspended. "The only thing we have done thus far is to restrict his access to (Energy Department) NNSA facilities," NNSA spokesman Al Stotts said. "We have let all of our sites know he has no access." Police arrived at the couple's home at 3:44 a.m. today. They found Amy Yager in a bedroom, dead from an apparent gunshot wound to her upper back, police said... anyone with information is asked to call the Amarillo Police Department's Special Crimes Unit at (806) 378-9468 [Full article here]

AMARILLO WIFE SHOT, KILLED
FEDERAL COURIER ASSIGNED TO PANTEX JAILED

By Janelle Stecklein janelle.stecklein@amarillo.com
September 13, 2008
Moments after an Amarillo man fatally shot his wife, he walked more than a mile to report the death to a friend... The friend drove 26-year-old Jeff Yager back to the home on Hatfield Circle behind Amarillo High School, where he made a grisly discovery. The man, whose name has not been released, found Amy Yager, 26, lying on her stomach in her bedroom dead from an apparent gunshot wound to her back. The friend called 911 about 3:45 a.m... [Lt. Gary] Trupe declined to say Friday afternoon whether Yager had confessed to the crime, but did say he had expressed remorse over his wife's death... James Gardner, who lives across the street from the Yagers, said he saw the two arguing on their front lawn Thursday afternoon... Trupe said there is no history of domestic violence involving the couple and officers had never previously responded to the address. But he said friends reported that the Yagers had "domestic issues"... Amy and Jeff Yager earlier in the evening went out separately with friends. Both returned home after 2 a.m. and Jeff Yager's friend - the man who found the body - had acted as Yager's designated driver... Trupe said they'll probably never know all the details of the homicide, but he said it doesn't appear to be premeditated. "Obviously something happened and the weapon got brought into play and a young lady lost her life," he said. Amy Yager, he said, was a student at Amarillo College. Jeff Yager is a federal agent assigned to protect shipments of nuclear weapons and materials at the Pantex Plant outside Amarillo.... Trupe said the Yagers met while serving in the Marine Corps... [Full article here]

9/16 Update:

Now that I have pictures of Amy, here's Agent David Yager:

13 comments:

  1. Thank You for posting about this story. I am the Aunt of Amy Yager. I never really knew her, but followed her life from afar.
    She was such an acomplished and beautiful young woman. The follwoing are pictures she posted from her my space account: http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewPicture&friendID=140748113&albumId=1402800

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  2. We are good friends of Amy Yagers Family and thank you for your blog. Please go on web and see wonderful dedications to this wonderful women. There are several groups that are rude and mean about this we thank you for your support. This just shocking and painful to her family in Texas and her family in Virginia.
    This is one idea of support for her.
    On Friday, I lost a dear friend. Her name was Amy, and she was the most kindhearted, confident and quick witted woman. She was beautiful on the oustide, but her heart was just as beautiful. Amy had served in the United States Navy and was phyically and mentally stronger than anyone I knew. Amy was the type of person who could have been a Ann Taylor Loft model and dressed herself in a classically chic way. But have no worries - if work needed to be done, she would roll her sleeves up and do whatever needed to be done. After spending a week in Chicago with Amy, I got to see her strength, humilty and her heart. She was a true leader in every sense of the word.
    Go to sight
    melissapriest.blogspot.com to see her picture and a lovely dedications
    Please note her family is very upset that this may be covered up and not properly treated by police..

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  3. Edited on Monday to add: Today I learned how horiffic Amy's last minuets were, as well as how her death was. Words cannot express the pain and heartache I have as I type this. Please pray for Amy's family, and her friends. Please pray for us to have a peace and to be able to, one day, have an acceptance and a heart of forgiveness. As many of Amy's friends sat and consoled eachother this morning in class, we kept remembering Amy's spirit, and her style and grace. Amy touched all of our lives - and we are all thankful that we had the chance to get to know her.

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  4. Thank you so much. I did follow the link and am honored to have such access to who Amy is, who she loved, her house without crime scene tape, her dog, her flowers, her favorite things...

    I also got a message from the friend who had posted a lovely tribute to Amy but who has taken it down now.

    And I have another email from a friend of Amy's that just arrived.

    She's loved.

    I have some things to do before business hours are over today - but tonight I will put together something beautiful

    for Amy

    for her friends and family.

    I am so sorry that this has happened.

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  5. PHOTOS

    http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b156/smallstillvoice/US/amy_yager_03.jpg
    http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b156/smallstillvoice/US/amy_yager_KitchenNBathIndustryShow_.jpg
    http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b156/smallstillvoice/US/amy_yager_OUR_HOUSE_01.jpg
    http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b156/smallstillvoice/US/amy_yager_OUR_HOUSE_04.jpg
    http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b156/smallstillvoice/US/amy_yager_OUR_HOUSE_05.jpg
    http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b156/smallstillvoice/US/amy_yager_anddavid4.jpg
    http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b156/smallstillvoice/US/amy_yager_at_frank_loyd_wright_engr.jpg
    http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b156/smallstillvoice/US/david_yager.jpg
    http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b156/smallstillvoice/US/l_dc69e042aa6359488cc11b871fcc7787.jpg
    http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b156/smallstillvoice/US/my_honey_bunny_the_pimp_and_his_fla.jpg

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  6. [US] [TX] AMY ELIZABETH PARTNER YAGER
    http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2008/09/us-tx-amy-elizabeth-partner-yager.html

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  7. Autopsy: Wife shot in back and head
    Dan Packard
    September 15, 2008
    Preliminary autopsy results show Amy Yager, found shot to death in her Amarillo home Friday morning, received two gunshot wounds: one to the back and another to the head, Amarillo police said this morning. Results of the autopsy performed Saturday in Lubbock also show Yager, 26, was physically assaulted, police said. Police said preliminary cause of death was the wound to the head. Her husband, 26-year-old Jeff Yager, was arrested Friday morning and booked into the Randall County jail on a charge of murder. His bond was set at $250,000. [amarillo.com]

    Autopsy results in on city's latest homicide
    Monday, September 15, 2008 at 12:49 p.m.
    We have an update to the city of Amarillo's lastest homicide.
    Preliminary autopsy results are in on the victim. The report reveals, 26-year-old Amy Yager was shot twice, once in the back and once in the head. It also showed her body had signs of abuse. Yager was shot early Friday morning at her Puckett home. Her husband Jeff is the lone suspect. Jeff was arrested shortly after the investigation and was booked into the Potter County Detention Center on a murder chargee. Amarillo Police say the motive and case are still under investigation. [kvii]

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  8. we are close friends of Amy's Family here in Virgina, and know that they appreciate all the love and support for the loss of their sister, & daughter. They appreciate their privacy at this time of mourning. Amy's pictures are beautiful just as she. Please continue to keep them in your prayers.

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  9. This is terrible. My heart goes out to Amy's family. Please know there are people who do care and are praying that justice is done.
    Please keep us all posted and if you need help please ask. There are many victim advocate sites on the web.
    Have you contacted scaredmonkeys.com Keep talking about the crime. Criminals hate it but it will help you get justice and it will help others.
    Amy is in a better place. We're so sorry for your loss. God Bless you!

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  10. Okay this is crazy...I am david yagers SISTER!!! and yes my heart goes out to amys family. but do any of you ever think what his family, what we are also going thru here also!

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  11. Hi sister. What would you like to see here?

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  12. To davids sister- yes i do think of you- in fact when all of this happened i felt so horrible for both sides. I had an opportunity to spend several hours with david while he was in the academy in arkansas and he has a spirit like no other! i understand that he has not made the right choices and a wondeerful woman lost her life because of a single bad choice on his part. I know that that choice was not yours or your families choice but yet you are all paying the price. Yes i feel horrible for amys family dont get me wrong but no matter what he has done, he still has a mom a dad and apparently a sister that love him very much and are mourning the loss of him in a sense. I can remember when i heard about this incident i felt horrible for everyone involved. I by no means justify his actions but i cannot help but feel sad for him and his family in this situation. He is human and made a choice that some peopl;e feel is unforgiveable but only knowing him for the short time i did i felt his loving spirit, great sense of humor, and the goofy guy he is and please know that i feel your pain and am so sorry for both sides of this tragedy and if you ever need to talk pleasev let me know- u can contact me at an email me at jheff2838@yahoo.com

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  13. To David's sister, please know that I have thought about what a hell Davids family must be enduring, as I deal with the loss of my daughter. Amy spoke well of Davids family and enjoyed the times she went to GA to visit. She spoke of late night family card games and outside grilling. Please realize that I did not only loose a daughter, but I also loved David as a son. I wish I could turn back time and interviene in the tragedy. My youngest daughter spent two weeks visiting David and Amy in Aug 08. She had a great time with both of them. She loved David as a brother as well as her sister Amy. David and Amy spent Christmas with us here in VA in 07. I loved David so much. I do not know what happened that night a little over a year ago. My Wife and I went to TX to deal with their estate, and help David with finances on their home, vehicles, etc. We set aside everything that we knew belonged to David for your mother and family to keep. We sought out an lawyer to help us jump through the legal hoops for David and Amy. I cannot tell you how hard it was to go into the bedroom. Please know that I do not harbor any hate for David. I have to trust in the legal system to settle this thing. I have to trust in the Lord to get me through it. I can understand your greif and pain. I am sorry for this whole thing. I wish I could undo it all. I hope I am making some asemblance of sense to you. I hold no hatered or malice towared Davids family. Under the circumstances, I feel that I am uniquely qualified to understand your greif.I am not into mud slinging, as this is the first and only time I have or will add to this blog. I believe both families are going through their own hell concerning this incident. I am truly sorry for your familys pain.

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