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Travis McMichael Admits Ahmaud Arbery Never Threatened Him as Defense Rests 

HeadlineNov 19, 2021

In Georgia, defense attorneys rested their case Thursday after calling just seven witnesses in the trial of three white men who chased down and shot dead 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery. Under cross-examination, Travis McMichael conceded Arbery did not threaten him in any way before McMichael took out his shotgun. He also conceded that his claim that Arbery grabbed his gun contradicted what he told police hours after the shooting.

Outside the courthouse, hundreds of Black pastors, including the Rev. Al Sharpton, gathered for a rally, a week after a defense attorney unsuccessfully attempted to ban them from the courtroom. Closing arguments are scheduled for Monday.

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