In a surprise move today during the trial of three white men accused of killing Ahmuad Arbery in Brunswick, GA, defense attorneys called Arbery’s killer Travis McMichael to stand as the first witness. .
Travis McMichael, who chased and shot Arbery twice at close range with a shotgun, said he wanted to tell his story, which has been witnessed by millions of Americans in his video of the death. heart of an unarmed 24-year-old black man. The man was stopped by McMicahels and his father, Gregory McMichaels while jogging. The disturbing video was filmed by another co-defendant in William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., who accompanied the McMichaels in the second car as the three patrolled the neighborhood looking for suspicious people or activities.
Arbery was killed by Travis McMichael on February 23, 2020, but the three people involved in the murder were not arrested until the disturbing video was made public in May of that year.
On the stand, Travis McMichael, discussed his training on how to approach, detain, and de-escalate encounters with seafarers while a member of the US Coast Guard. The self-appointed enforcer and quasi-community defender appeared docile in the stands as he exchanged polite quips with his defense attorney.
Travis McMichael allegedly shouted racial taunts at Arbery as he lay dead on the ground at McMicahels’ feet.
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https://atlantadailyworld.com/2021/11/17/travis-mcmichael-takes-the-stand-to-defend-the-killing-of-ahmaud-arbery/ Travis McMichael defends the murder of Ahmaud Arbery