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Crime Travis McMichael Takes Stand for Second Day, Says He Told Ahmaud Arbery Police Were Coming

23:05  18 november  2021
23:05  18 november  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

Ahmaud Arbery killing trial: Detective testifies Gregory McMichael told him he did not see Ahmaud Arbery commit a crime

  Ahmaud Arbery killing trial: Detective testifies Gregory McMichael told him he did not see Ahmaud Arbery commit a crime A Glynn County Police Department detective testified Tuesday in the trial over Ahmaud Arbery's killing that Gregory McMichael, one of the three White men charged, told him he never saw Arbery commit a crime. © Stephen B. Morton/AP Glynn County Police Department Investigative Det. Parker Marcy sits on the witness stand in the Glynn County Courthouse on Tuesday. Det. Parker Marcy was the prosecution's sixth witness in the trial. Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, was out for a jog on February 23, 2020, near Brunswick, Georgia, when he was shot and killed.

Travis McMichael described how he tried to get Arbery to stop multiple times, and ultimately used his shotgun when he said Arbery charged toward him . “Knowing that there was stuff stolen out of that house, that he has been continually breaking into this house and he just ran into the neighborhood The Arbery family and their attorneys came out and spoke with WTOC about Travis McMichael ’s testimony. Ahmaud ’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, said she he killed her son based on assumptions and took matters into his own hands. We saw McMichael get emotional on the stand and cried at

On Thursday, Travis McMichael , 35, told the court in Georgia that Mr Arbery didn't threaten them or show a weapon. Mr McMichael and the other two defendants deny all charges and say they acted in self-defence. Mr Arbery was fatally shot during the confrontation with Mr McMichael , his father Inconsistencies emerged when he took the stand on Thursday. Mr McMichael said he told Mr Arbery that " police are on the way" - a claim which wasn't mentioned during his police interview. When asked by prosecutors why that detail had been omitted, Mr McMichael said he was "under stress", nervous

The man who fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery testified for the second day Thursday, telling the court that he first approached Arbery to tell him that the police were coming and the 25-year-old took off running, the Associated Press reported.

The man who fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery testified for the second day Thursday, telling the court that he approached Arbery to tell him that the police were coming and the 25-year-old took off running. Travis McMichael speaks from the witness stand during his trial Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, in Brunswick, Ga. © Stephen B. Morton/AP Photo The man who fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery testified for the second day Thursday, telling the court that he approached Arbery to tell him that the police were coming and the 25-year-old took off running. Travis McMichael speaks from the witness stand during his trial Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, in Brunswick, Ga.

Travis McMichael, his father Greg McMichael and their neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan are all facing trial in Georgia for the pursuit and killing of Arbery, a Black man, in February 2020.

EXPLAINER: What the defense in Arbery's killing is arguing

  EXPLAINER: What the defense in Arbery's killing is arguing ATLANTA (AP) — Travis and Greg McMichael said they armed themselves and sped after Ahmaud Arbery because they thought he was a burglar, and they wanted to catch him and hold him until police arrived. When the 25-year-old Black man turned and fought during the chase, they said, Travis McMichael shot him in self-defense. That's what the defense maintains in the trial of three white men accused in the killing of Arbery, who was shot three times in February 2020 near Brunswick, on the Georgia coast. The McMichaels, a father and son, and neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan are charged with murder and other crimes.

Travis McMichael said neighbors indicated something had happened and he wanted to ask Arbery about it, but when he told Arbery the police were on the way Arbery began to run. McMichael acknowledged Arbery didn’t pull out a weapon or threaten him in any way and indicated several times he Ahmaud Arbery trial: defense attorney requests 'no more Black pastors in here' – video. It was McMichael ’s second day of testimony, a day after he told the jury Arbery forced him to make a “life-or-death” decision by attacking him and grabbing his shotgun. It is the first time any of the three white

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Travis McMichael testified that he learned from neighbors that a possible crime had taken place down the road in his Georgia neighborhood. McMichael pulled up in his pickup truck alongside Arbery, who was running in the area, to ask him about it, he said.

Arbery initially stopped running, but then continued when McMichael told him that police were on the way. McMichael, who testified that he had a shotgun pointed at the ground inside his vehicle, said that while he viewed Arbery's demeanor as suspicious, the 25-year-old didn't threaten him in any way.

"He just ran?" prosecutor Linda Dunikoski asked McMichael.

"Yes, he was just running," McMichael answered.

When the prosecutor asked McMichael how many times he had pulled up next to strangers in his neighborhood in the past, the defendant said never, the AP reported.

Travis McMichael testifies he wasn't under threat during pickup chase before fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery

  Travis McMichael testifies he wasn't under threat during pickup chase before fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery Travis McMichael returned to the stand under cross-examination on Thursday, then the defense rested its case in the Georgia murder trial.Travis McMichael also told prosecutors he did not tell police some of the details about the pursuit that he shared in court on Wednesday.

Travis McMichael speaks from the witness stand during his trial Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, in Brunswick, Ga. McMichael , his father Greg McMichael and their neighbor, William "Roddie" Bryan, are charged with the February 2020 death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery . McMichael , a former Coast Guard, told jurors that Arbery was overpowering him , and it was a "life-or-death situation" when he pulled the trigger. "I shot again because I was still fighting," he testified. " He was all over me, he was still all over that shotgun and he was not relenting."

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Travis McMichael , the man who fired the shotgun blasts that killed Ahmaud Arbery , took the stand on the first day of the defense's case. "I want to explain what happened," McMichael said . He , his father Greg McMichael and neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan say they were lawfully trying to stop burglaries in their Brunswick, Georgia, neighborhood when they pursued Arbery . Attorneys asked the judge to acquit all three defendants on murder charges on the basis that the prosecution had not met the burden of proof to convict.

"You know that no one has to talk to anyone they don't want to talk to, right?" Dunikoski said.

Dunikoski also asked McMichael why he didn't disclose details from his Wednesday testimony in his written statement to police, such as his claims that he told Arbery police were on the way. McMichael responded that he was "under stress, nervous, scared" during his police interview.

"I just killed a man. I had blood on myself. It was the most traumatic event of my life," McMichael said after Dunikoski asked why he was nervous.

For more reporting from the Associated Press, see below.

On Wednesday, McMichael said Arbery forced him to make a split-second "life-or-death" decision by attacking him and grabbing his shotgun. His remarks marked the first time any of the three white men charged with murder in Arbery's death has spoken publicly about the killing.

Prosecutors contend there was no justification for McMichael and his father to arm themselves and chase Arbery when he ran past their Georgia home on Feb. 23, 2020.

Defense lawyer in Arbery slaying known for pushing limits

  Defense lawyer in Arbery slaying known for pushing limits ATLANTA (AP) — When a defense attorney in the trial of three men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery called for Black pastors to be barred from the courtroom, shock and outrage rippled across the country. But for people familiar with his courtroom style, it came as no surprise. A former top public defender whose firing five years ago was condemned by the local NAACP chapter, Kevin Gough is known in legal circles for his dramatic flair in the courtroom. “I’m entirely not shocked at all by what everybody’s been shocked about. It's just classic Kevin Gough,” said Wes Wolfe, who covered Gough as a courts reporter for The Brunswick News from 2016 to 2020.

On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Marquez Arbery , an unarmed 25-year-old black man, was pursued and fatally shot while jogging near Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia.

Police had told him that nothing had been taken on that day , but Mr McMichael nonetheless suspected Arbery may have committed theft on a different occasion and that he may have been armed. The younger Mr McMichael and his father grabbed their weapons after Arbery ran past their Defence lawyers have said the men were legally trying to stop Arbery under a now-repealed Georgia citizen's arrest law, and the younger Mr McMichael shot him in self-defence. They face life in prison if convicted of murder. The owner of the half-built house where Arbery was seen on several nights in

Testimony resumed Thursday as well over 100 pastors gathered outside the Glynn County courthouse, displaying a sea of dark suits and white collars about an hour before a scheduled rally led by the Rev. Al Sharpton was about to begin. Sharpton announced the rally after a defense attorney intensified frustrations in the coastal Georgia community of Brunswick when he said he didn't want "any more Black pastors" sitting in the Glynn County courtroom with Arbery's family.

Many carried signs that said "Black pastors matter." Some wore buttons with Arbery's picture and the hashtag they were using for the case, "#JusticeForAhmaud."

A vendor sold T-shirts under a tent, while under another, a woman offered water and snacks and asked people to put donations in a pickle jar.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson once again joined Arbery's family in the courtroom on Thursday.

The Febuary 23, 2020, shooting deepened a national outcry over racial injustice after a cellphone video of Arbery's death leaked online two months later.

McMichael and his father, Greg McMichael, armed themselves and pursued Arbery in a pickup truck after he ran past their home from a nearby house under construction. Bryan, the neighbor, joined the chase in his own truck and recorded the video.

What we learned from testimony in the trial over Ahmaud Arbery's killing

  What we learned from testimony in the trial over Ahmaud Arbery's killing Closing arguments are expected to begin Monday morning in the trial of Ahmaud Arbery's killing, after jurors heard from more than 20 witnesses, including the man who shot and killed the 25-year-old jogger. © Stephen B. Morton/Pool/AP Travis McMichael speaks from the witness stand during his trial Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, in Brunswick, Ga. Travis McMichael, who took the stand last week, his father Gregory McMichael and their neighbor William Bryan Jr.

The McMichaels told police they suspected Arbery was a burglar because security cameras had recorded him several times in the unfinished house on their street.

Prosecutors say the men chased Arbery for five minutes and used their trucks to prevent him from fleeing their neighborhood before Travis McMichael shot him. They say there's no evidence that Arbery — who had enrolled at a technical college to study to become an electrician like his uncles — had committed any crimes.

Bryan attorney Kevin Gough once again made a motion before the jury was brought in for the judge to keep prominent Black pastors like Jackson and Sharpton out of the courtroom. Judge Timothy Walmsley declined to take it up again.

"The court is not going to address the matter," Walmsley said, noting he'd already rejected the same motion twice. He added: "The court's position is already in the record."

Gough first asked the judge last week to remove Sharpton from the court, saying the civil rights activist was trying to influence the jury, which is disproportionately white. The judge refused, and later called Gough's remarks "reprehensible."

Travis McMichael, his father Greg McMichael and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan are all facing trial in Georgia for the pursuit and killing of Arbery, a Black man, in February 2020. Travis McMichael reacts to questions during his testimony in the trial at the Glynn County Courthouse, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, in Brunswick, Ga. Stephen B. Morton/AP Photo © Stephen B. Morton/AP Photo Travis McMichael, his father Greg McMichael and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan are all facing trial in Georgia for the pursuit and killing of Arbery, a Black man, in February 2020. Travis McMichael reacts to questions during his testimony in the trial at the Glynn County Courthouse, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, in Brunswick, Ga. Stephen B. Morton/AP Photo

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