Ahmaud Arbery trial: Jurors shown graphic, close-up images of his injuries
Georgia jurors were shown graphic photos of Ahmaud Arbery's gunshot wounds that bled so profusely his white T-shirt turned entirely red. The disturbing images were introduced during the testimony of Dr. Edmund Donoghue, a medical examiner with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, who performed Arbery's autopsy one day after the Feb. 23, 2020, slaying. Donoghue said the first shotgun blast hit Arbery's wrist then tore through the center of his chest, breaking several ribs. The second shot missed him completely, and the third ripped through a major artery and vein in his armpit.
the lawyer of one of the accused in the trial of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery believes that the media pressure around This case on which places the shadow of racism is a "public lynch" against his client. © Reuters / Octavio Jones / Pool
The voltage continues to climb to the trial of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery . This 25-year-old black young man was killed in Georgia as he was jogging and was not armed. A murder surrounded by accusations of racism against the three defendants, a father, his son and a neighbor, all whites. When the images of this crime have been disseminated on social networks, bringing a wave of anger throughout the country, many have denounced what was similar for them to a modern lynch. Ahmaud Arbery has indeed been chased by the three men by car, armed with rifles. At the end of last week, the lawyer of one of the accused, Kevin Gough, recovered these strong terms, returning them this time in favor of his client. "It's a public lynch," he said about the pressure put by the media and activists since the start of the trial. He particularly felt that the gathering of hundreds of black pastors before the court was intended to influence the debates. According to him, the hearings are infected with "the violence of the woke crowd left", says ABC News. "Third Parties influence this case," said Kevin Gough, referring to "the activity of spectators" and "media frenzy". "That's what a public lynch looks like in the 21st century".
Black pastors rally at US trial of slain jogger
Dozens of Black clergy rallied Thursday outside the courthouse where three white men are on trial for killing an African-American jogger, after a defendant's lawyer asked the judge to bar "Black pastors" from the gallery. The gathering, organized by the Reverend Al Sharpton's civil rights group National Action Network, came after the man who fired the fatal shots took the witness stand in his own defense. Gregory McMichael, a 65-year-old retired police officer, his son Travis, 35, and their neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan, 52, are facing murder and other charges for the February 2020 shooting of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery.
It's after the words of this same lawyer a few days ago that pastoralists had decided to meet last Thursday. It had indeed requested that black pastors be forbidden to attend hearings. he felt that they could intimidate the jury or try to influence him. The request was refused by the judge but provoked the controversy. Especially since the lawyers of the three accused already have, when choosing the jurors, makes sure to challenge all black sworn potentials with the exception of one. Prosecutor Linda Dunikoski responded this weekend to the accusations of "public lynching" indicating that there is no evidence that jurors are influenced, believing that they may not even be aware of the rally of pastors.
a matter that was muffled
while are accused of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a young black man in Georgia , Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael and a friend and neighbor William Bryan say they simply reacted to a act that seemed dangerous to them. Wednesday, Travis McMichael testified, the first of three to tell his version while the shadow of racism places on the case. According to his story, this day of February 2020, it was a "life or death" situation. He assured not having the choice to shoot the young african american.
Ahmaud Arbery trial: Defense accused of 'racism and bigotry' for 'toenails' comment in closing arguments
A lawyer for one of the three White men accused of the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery came under fire Monday for highlighting the slain man's “dirty toenails" in her closing argument."Turning Ahmaud Arbery into a victim after the choices that he made does not reflect the reality of what brought Ahmaud Arbery to Satilla Shores in his khaki shorts with no socks to cover his long, dirty toenails," Lauren Hogue told the panel, referring to a description from the autopsy report.
This crime is surrounded by several accusations of racism. In particular, it was revealed that William Bryan would have heard his friend Travis McMichael deal with "fucking Negro" Ahmaud Arbery after having shot him. Moreover, while they claim to have witnessed a burglary attempt, none warned the police before going to pursue. Ahmaud Arbery would have tried to escape but the suspects would have prevented him. William Bryan would even have hit the young man with his truck to remember. McMichael are suspected of racism, particularly because of messages in which Travis describes the blacks of "drugs with golden teeth". If the lawyers of the two men say that the crime has not been motivated by any racist hatred, they conceded, however, that one of them has published on Facebook a post taken from the page "Identity Dixie" which evoked the fact "to prevent foreigners from making the lesson on our ancestors." This page is described as "for the purpose of favor of protecting Confederate monuments".
It took weeks to the case for it to burst, while it had been at first stifled by the Prosecutor and the Assistant Prosecutor who ended up recovering, both because of a possible conflict of interest. Gregory McMichael is indeed a former investigator with the Prosecutor of the Judicial Department of Brunswick. In early September, Assistant Prosecutor Jackie Johnson was charged with hindering the survey. According to the indictment, the one who denies any failure would have "shown favors and affection" towards Gregory McMichael and ordered the police not to stop him.
Lawyers left racism out of the trial over Ahmaud Arbery’s death. Here’s why. .
Prosecutors made no mention of the slain 25-year-old’s race until the very end of the trial.They concluded that racial animus guided Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan to pursue Arbery and shoot him without cause. For many who saw the video, that a Black man who was jogging down the street in the middle of the day was then cornered and shot dead by three white men unquestionably constituted a lynching motivated by the color of Arbery’s skin as he traveled through a mostly white suburb of Georgia.