One of the men found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery reportedly fears being killed in state prison and wants to stay in federal custody for his safety, according to a court document filed by his lawyer.
As we previously reported, Travis McMichael, along with his father Greg, and their neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan, was found guilty in the February 2020 shooting death of Arbery.
Like how Ahmaud Arbery feared for his life when he and his father cornered and murdered him? Karma’s a bitch ain’t it. pic.twitter.com/7i3qxDtqMy
— Mr. Christopher (@iamalmostlegend) August 6, 2022
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McMichael has been held at the Glynn County Detention Center since his state arrest in May 2020, according to the memo, he has received threats that people “are ‘waiting for him,’ that he should not go into the yard, and that correctional officers have promised a willingness (whether for pay or for free) to keep certain doors unlocked and backs turned to allow inmates to harm him.”
“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,” the memo said.
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How freaking sad!!!!!
Maybe the son of a b*tch should have thought about that before he, his ex police officer daddy & their friend killed an innocent unarmed black man – JUST FOR BEING BLACK & RUNNING IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD!
— Joe Fink – Women in charge of Women’s Choices! (@JoeFink) August 6, 2022
Arbery’s family believes that McMichaels and Bryan should serve their sentences in a state prison, arguing a federal penitentiary wouldn’t be as tough. His parents objected forcefully before the federal trial when both McMichaels sought a plea deal that would have included a request to transfer them to federal prison. The judge ended up rejecting the plea agreement.
“Granting these men their preferred choice of confinement would defeat me,” Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, told the judge at a hearing Jan. 31. “It gives them one last chance to spit in my face.”
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