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Arbery’s killer called him a “fucking nigger”

Gregory and Travis McMichael

By Frederick H. Lowe

BlackmansStreet.Today

As Ahmaud Arbery lay on the ground either dead or dying after having been shot three times with a pump-action shotgun, Travis McMichael, the gunman, made it clear how much he hated the 25-year-old and anyone who looked like him.

“Fucking nigger,” McMichael said to Arbery, according to court testimony Thursday in Brunswick, Georgia. William “Roddie” Bryan said he heard Travis McMichael spit out the racial slur while Arbery lay helpless on the ground.

Ahmaud Arbery

Travis McMichael,34, and his father, Gregory McMichael, 64, and Bryan,50, have been charged with felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.

Arbery was shot to death February 23, but the McMichaels were not charged with a crime until May 7th following the release of cellphone video showing Travis McMichael shooting to death an unarmed Arbery.

The video destroyed Travis McMichael’s lie that he shot Arbery in self-defense.

The McMichaels followed Arbery, who was jogging through the neighborhood, in their white pickup truck and Bryan followed behind in his car filming the chase and deadly shooting.

They made the racist assumption that since Arbery was jogging that he had burglarized homes in the neighborhood although no burglaries had been reported. The McMichaels attempted to use their truck several times to cut off Arbery. Travis McMichael was armed with a shotgun and his father was armed with a .357 magnum pistol.

Magistrate Judge Wallace Harrell determined there was enough evidence to hold the three over for a murder trial.

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