AHMAUD ARBERY’S KILLER SENT RACIST MESSAGES: PROSECUTOR

Written by on November 13, 2020

THE MAN WHO FATALLY SHOT AHMAUD ARBERY HAD PREVIOUSLY USED RACIAL SLURS IN A TEXT MESSAGE AND ON SOCIAL MEDIA, A PROSECUTOR SAID AS A JUDGE WEIGHED WHETHER TO GRANT BOND FOR THE DEFENDANT AND HIS FATHER.

TRAVIS MCMICHAEL AND HIS FATHER, GREGORY MCMICHAEL, HAVE BEEN JAILED SINCE THEIR ARRESTS IN MAY, MORE THAN TWO MONTHS AFTER ARBERY WAS KILLED.

THE MCMICHAELS, WHO ARE WHITE, CHASED AND FATALLY SHOT THE 25-YEAR-OLD BLACK MAN AFTER THEY SPOTTED HIM RUNNING IN THEIR NEIGHBOURHOOD JUST OUTSIDE THE PORT CITY OF BRUNSWICK.

QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER RACISM PLAYED A ROLE IN THE KILLING SHARPENED DURING A PREVIOUS HEARING WHEN AN INVESTIGATOR TESTIFIED THAT A THIRD DEFENDANT, WHO TOOK MOBILE PHONE VIDEO OF THE SHOOTING, TOLD AUTHORITIES HE HEARD TRAVIS MCMICHAEL, 34, UTTER A RACIAL SLUR AFTER HE BLASTED ARBERY THREE TIMES WITH A SHOTGUN.


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