The video, shot by William Bryan, who lives nearby, shows Arbery being met on the other side of the vehicle by Travis McMichael, armed with a shotgun. A tussle ensues and three shots are fired off-camera. Arbery attempts to run away but collapses just a few feet away.
Two days after the video’s release, Greg Michael, 64, and his 34-year-old son Travis McMichael were arrested. The elder McMichael, a former investigator with the Brunswick Judicial Circuit district attorney’s office, is charged as a party to the crime.
Laura Hogue said the defense is aware of “facts that point to a very different narrative” than the one that has played out in national media coverage over the last 10 days.
Franklin Hogue said racism did not play a role in Arbery’s death.
“Greg McMichael did not commit murder,” Franklin Hogue said. “Greg McMichael is not a party to the crime of murder. This is not some sort of hate crime fueled by racism.”
Franklin Hogue said new information will be disclosed at an as-yet unscheduled preliminary hearing that “tells a very different story, both about Greg, his son Travis and about Ahmaud Arbery.”