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Ahmaud Arbery’s murderer fears for his safety in prison

One of Ahmaud Arbery’s killers begged the judge for protection from the mob of inmates who allegedly await him in federal prison
Ahmaud Arbery's murderer fears for his safety in prison
Gregory and Travis McMichael (Photo source: Glynn County Detention Center in Georgia)

One of the men convicted in the vigilante execution of Ahmad Abery in Brunswick, Georgia, in February 2020, begged the federal judge for leniency and protection.

Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William “Roddy” Bryan were convicted in the brazen, daylight murder of Arbery, a 25-year-old jogger who made the fatal mistake of running in the predominantly White side of town on that fateful day. 

The father actually had the audacity to cite the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis cop who was convicted in the merciless, on-camera murder of Greg Floyd on Memorial Day 2020, as a case for leniency.

The son, Travis McMichael, told the court through his attorney that he fears for his life.

U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood already denied their motion to overturn the hate crime verdict as she pointed out their racist jokes and violent rants on social media, CNN reports.

“All these Blacks are nothing but trouble; I wish they would all die,” Gregory McMichael reportedly posted online, according to the news station. 

The McMichaels’ attorney claims that people “are waiting for him,” if he goes into the exercise yard and that correctional officers have indicated a willingness (whether for pay or for free) to keep certain doors unlocked and backs turned to allow inmates to harm him.”

The legal document alleges that there were already 800 threats against the shooter, the younger McMichael, by January 2022. 

“His concern is that he will promptly be killed upon delivery to the state prison system for service of that sentence. He has received numerous threats of death that are credible in light of all circumstances, and the government has a pending investigation into the Georgia DOC’s ability to keep inmates safe in a system where murder rates have tripled,” according to the filing.

Not surprisingly, social media was not sympathetic to their fears.

Ahmaud Arbery's murderer fears for his safety in prison

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