Final week, attorneys submitted a number of motions, together with to exclude recorded cellphone calls the McMichaels made whereas within the county jail.
GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. — Attorneys for Travis and Gregory McMichael, two of the three males charged within the capturing loss of life of Ahmaud Arbery again in February 2020, are attempting to protect in opposition to sure objects they worry would trigger prejudice in opposition to their shoppers at trial.
On Dec. 30, attorneys submitted a number of motions, together with to exclude recorded cellphone calls the McMichaels made whereas within the county jail.
Additionally they need to put a restrict to only utilizing one dwelling photograph of Ahmaud Arbery throughout the trial and disallowing use of the phrase “sufferer” to explain Arbery.
In that final movement, the protection is claiming there isn’t any concession that any crime came about.
The movement states Travis and Gregory “respectfully transfer that the prosecution be prohibited from using prejudicial phrases at trial, throughout jury choice, or within the presence of witnesses. These phrases embrace using the phrase ‘sufferer.’”
It goes on to say they’re asking for this to “stop the prosecution from ignoring its obligation to show past an affordable doubt that crimes had been truly dedicated and that McMichaels dedicated the crimes as charged.”