Ahmaud Arbery verdict live – Outrage over ‘dirty toenails’ closing argument at McMichael trial as jury deliberates

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OUTRAGE erupted in the trial of three white men charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery on Monday when the defense referred to the 25-year-old as having “long, dirty toenails.”

Arbery’s mother walked out of the court as Laura Hogue, one of Gregory McMichael’s lawyers, made the comment during her closing argument.

“Turning Ahmaud Arbery into a victim after the choices that he made does not reflect the reality of what brought Ahmaud Arbery to Satilla Shores in his khaki shorts with no socks to cover his long, dirty toenails,” Hogue told jurors.

The killing of Arbery on February 23, 2020, sparked outrage across the country when a video of the death went viral months later.

Former police officer, Gregory, 65; his son Travis McMichael, 35; and William “Roddie” Bryan, 52, are charged with murder.

All have pleaded not guilty and face life in prison if convicted.

The jury entered its second day of deliberations on Wednesday.

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Source: The Sun

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