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news.com.au 24 Nov, 2021 03:15 am

Ahmaud Arbery murder trial: Defence lawyer slammed for toenail comment

Ahmaud Arbery murder trial: Defence lawyer slammed for toenail comment
A lawyer defending one of three men charged with the murder of Ahmaud Arbery was slammed by his mother after making a “horrific” comment about his toenails.

Picture: Sean Rayford/Getty Images A jury began deliberations on Wednesday in the racially charged trial of three white men accused of murder in the southern US state of Georgia for shooting dead a Black man after chasing him in their pick-up trucks.” A graphic video of the shooting of the unarmed Arbery went viral on social media and added fuel to last year’s protests against racial injustice sparked by the murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, by a white police officer in Minnesota.” During her closing arguments, the prosecutor said the McMichaels made the decision to go after Arbery simply “because he was a Black man running down the street.Rittenhouse, 18, shot dead two men and wounded another during protests and riots against police brutality in Wisconsin last year that followed the police shooting of a Black man.

A lawyer defending one of three men charged with the murder of Ahmaud Arbery was slammed by his mother after making a “horrific” comment about his toenails.“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.

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