Attorney for Travis McMichael and his father Greg McMichael Asks Judge to Include Evidence of Ahmaud Arbery’s Past Problems

This photo combo of images taken Thursday, May 7, 2020, and provided by the Glynn County Detention Center, in Georgia, show Gregory McMichael, left, and his son Travis McMichael. A prosecutor on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 announced that three men have been indicted on murder charges in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery in coastal Georgia. Speaking to reporters outside the Glynn County courthouse, prosecutor Joyette Holmes said a grand jury has indicted Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. on charges including malice and felony murder in the death of the African American man. (Glynn County Detention Center via AP)
This photo combo of images taken Thursday, May 7, 2020, and provided by the Glynn County Detention Center, in Georgia, show Gregory McMichael, left, and his son Travis McMichael. A prosecutor on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 announced that three men have been indicted on murder charges in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery in coastal Georgia. Speaking to reporters outside the Glynn County courthouse, prosecutor Joyette Holmes said a grand jury has indicted Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. on charges including malice and felony murder in the death of the African American man. (Glynn County Detention Center via AP)

Attorney for Travis McMichael and Greg McMichael the two white men charged in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery’s death await the judge’s decision to allow evidence of Arbery’s past problems which includes about ten incidents. The attorney wants this evidence presented when his clients stand trial.

Prosecutors are fighting to keep Arbery’s past problems and criminal record out of court while at the same time presenting as evidence against the defendants text messages containing racial slurs and social media posts containing racial themes. Prosecutors say Arbery’s past is irrevelant considering the defendants did not knwo of him an dthat they only seek to smear Arbery’s character.

The judge’s rulings could have a big impact on how the trial plays out.