On Tuesday, prosecutors put their case on trial against three white men who were being prosecuted #AhmaudArberyand killed him.
Finally with her last witness Dr. Edmund Donoghue, the state coroner testified that three shots were fired but only two were hit at Arbery. He also said the first shot was at close range and “tore through an artery in Arbery’s right wrist and punched a large hole in the center of his chest”. Several of Arbery’s ribs were broken and he was bleeding internally.
It was also said that the last shot “paralyzed Arbery’s left arm because it injured a nerve complex”. CNN reports. Donoghue also testified that due to the injuries he sustained, nothing could be done to save Arbery’s life.
As you may recall, the defense attorney, who represents one of the three white men charged with the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, objected to the presence of Rev. Al Sharpton in the courtroom on Thursday, suggesting that this is so intimidates the jury.
“We don’t want more black pastors coming here,” Kevin Gough, the attorney representing William “Roddy” Bryan, told Judge Timothy Walmsley when the jury left the courtroom.
Gough claimed he didn’t learn until Wednesday night that Al Sharpton was in court that day, but implored the judge to take action, claiming he wanted to keep “politics” out of the case.
“I suspect he was there on this occasion at the invitation of the victim’s family,” Gough said as the court resumed after a lunch break. “And I have nothing personal against Mr. Sharpton. My concern is that it is one thing for the family to be present. It is a different matter to ask the lawyers to be present. “
Judge Walmsley didn’t seem too impressed when the defense attorney confronted Al Sharpton. Walmsley said he was made aware on Wednesday that Sharpton would be sitting in the courtroom instead of someone from Ahmaud’s family.
“And my comment on that has been simple, as long as things don’t bother and it’s not a distraction for the jury or anything else in the courtroom, be it so,” Walmsley said. “But if it violates the court’s rules of conduct or my orders about the conduct of people in this courtroom, I’ll discuss it with anyone I need to discuss it with.”
Walmsley added that he once noticed Sharpton “and that was it”.