With less than two weeks before the start of one of the most high-profile murder trials in Georgia’s history, defense lawyers are trying to exclude evidence that may become key evidence.
Two men were accused of killing Ahmad Arbery in Green County, Georgia. Lawyers for the two men have asked the judge to prohibit Travis McMichael from shooting in front Travis McMichael’s pickup truck. Photo of the vanity plate of the Georgia state flag. The Confederacy battle emblem was featured on the Georgia flag from 1956 to 2001.
McMichael’s father Greg, who also joined the motion, and William Bryan, their neighbor, are all white. They will be facing murder and other charges in the February 2020 Trial for the death black Abery. The jury has decided to begin the trial on October 18.
Last week, defense’s motion to omit license plates was rejected. The evidence was deemed “irrelevant” as well as “biased” by the defense.
Travis McMichael’s lawyer argued that the prosecutor’s submission of license plates as evidence had two purposes: “To conclude that Arbery saw the dressing table, he explained its meaning, and that he was afraid of the passengers on the truck,” prompting him to escape; and It is inferred that McMichael placed the dressing table in the front of his new truck “to convey some reprehensible motives, prejudices, or prejudices.”
McMichael had purchased the truck only weeks prior to the shooting. He also attached a dressing desk “for the whole of the world to see.”
The prosecutor wrote in a subsequent document: “The jury can interpret the evidence in any way they think fit, and the state can make reasonable inferences based on the evidence in the closing statement,” the prosecutor wrote in the subsequent document Road, urge the judge to allow it.
Unarmed, the 25-year-old Abery was killed off the coast from Brunswick on February 23, 2020. Greg McMichael, his father, was an ex-investigative in the local district attorneys office. More than two months later after GBI announced that they would investigate, Bryan was taken into custody.
Greg McMichael and his son both carried weapons and drove Travis McMichael’s pickup truck across the Satila coast to chase Abery. Brian joined the pickup chase and captured the famous mobile phone video of Abery being surrounded, before charging at Travis McMichael with a three shot shotgun. Bury.
Bryan and McMichaels claimed that Bryan was a valid citizen who was arrested because Arbery stole the home under construction and ran away. Prosecutors stated that it was reasonable for no citizen to be arrested. They also noticed that Abery, who was running, did not have any stolen items when he died.
It is now up to Timothy Walmsley, High Court Judge, to decide whether or not the photos of the license plates can be shown to jurors. He recently ruled against the defense’s ability to mention Abery’s criminal record or mental health history in the trial.
Arbery was sentenced as a high school student to five years probation for first-offender charges of carrying weapons on campus, and multiple counts of obstruction of law enforcement officers. Court records show that Arbery was sentenced to probation violation in 2018 for trying to steal televisions from Walmart.