Brunswick, Georgia (Associated Press)-Three white men accused of killing Ahmed Abery were tried on Tuesday before the death of the 25-year-old black man was submitted to the jury. The final step.
The prosecutor plans to submit the last case to the jurors for most of Tuesday morning Closing Statement Was splashed by the lawyer until the next day. The prosecution has the final decision in the trial because it has the responsibility to prove that the case exceeds reasonable doubt.
High Court Judge Timothy Walmsley must then give instructions on how to apply the law in court. A disproportionate white jury The deliberations can be started at the Green County Courthouse in the port city of Brunswick.
Two months later, after photos of Arbery’s death were leaked online, it became part of a wider national settlement of racial injustice.
On February 23, 2020, father and sons Greg and Travis McMichael found Abery running through their neighborhood, grabbed a gun and chased him with a pickup truck. Neighbor William “Rody” Bryan also joined the chase and recorded Travis McMichael’s opening video. When Abery punched and grabbed McMichael’s shotgun, it went on fire.
No one was charged with murder until Bryan’s video was leaked and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation took over the case from the local police. All three men have been charged with murder and other crimes.
Prosecutor Linda Dunikoski told the jury in Monday’s preliminary closing statement: “They decided to attack Ahmed Abery in their driveway because he was a man on the street. Running black man.”
Defense lawyers use their Closing Statement It was argued on Monday that the McMichael family tried to arrest a legal citizen while pursuing Abery and tried to detain him and interrogate him as a suspected thief after someone saw him escaping from a house under construction nearby.
Attorney Jason Sheffield said that his client Travis McMichael charged him at Abery and tried to seize the weapon and fired in self-defense. He called Abery’s death a tragedy, but it was his own fault.
The lawyers for the other two defendants also accused Abery. Greg McMichael’s lawyer, Laura Hogg, said Abery “choose to fight.” Kevin Gough, who represents Bryan, questioned why Arbery did not seek help when in danger.
“Maybe that’s because Mr. Arbery doesn’t need help,” Gough said.
The prosecutor said there was no evidence that Abery committed a crime near the defendant. He was enrolled in a technical college and was preparing to learn to become an electrician like his uncle.