Travis McMichael Lawyer Claims Judge Pressured by Presidents ... In Ahmaud Arbery Sentencing
1/8/2022 8:29 AM PT
The lawyer for Travis McMichael claims the justice successful the lawsuit was pressured by the President, erstwhile Presidents and celebrities to manus down the harshest sentence.
Attorney Jason Sheffield tells TMZ, helium believes the dice was formed from the jump, saying the "decision-makers" were nether a microscope. He says he's referring to the police, prosecutors, justice and jury.
Sheffield says anyone who voiced sympathy for his lawsuit was criticized and threatened, adding, "So the decision-makers look the aforesaid destiny if they don't admit the communicative that has been perpetrated by Ben Crump and Lee Merritt, arsenic good arsenic the nationalist media, erstwhile presidents Obama, Trump and [current President] Biden, and top-level sports athletes and entertainers."
All 3 defendants were convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery. Travis and Gregory McMichael were sentenced to beingness successful prison without the anticipation of parole, aft the justice described their deficiency of remorse and callousness. William "Roddie" Bryan was sentenced to life with the anticipation of parole aft 30 years.
Sheffield calls the condemnation "scripted, due to the fact that cipher wants to beryllium connected the different side."
Former President Barack Obama said of the lawsuit erstwhile helium spoke astatine an HBCU graduation ceremonial during the pandemic, "We spot it erstwhile a Black antheral goes for a jog and immoderate folks consciousness similar they tin halt and question and sprout him if helium doesn't taxable to their questioning. Injustice similar this isn't new."
Donald Trump called the cellphone video showing the horrific execution "very disturbing."
President Biden's connection ... "Ahmaud Arbery's sidesplitting -- witnessed by the satellite connected video -- is simply a devastating reminder of however acold we person to spell successful the combat for radical justness successful this country."
Sheffield says helium volition entreaty the verdict and sentence.