Ahmaud Arbery Murder Trial: Medical Examiner Testifies, Details Wounds
Written by B87FM on November 17, 2021
The trial of Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. in the homicide of Ahmaud Arbery are underway. The prosecution closed its arguments on Tuesday following the testimonies of 23 witnesses over the course of eight days.
Members of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation took the stand on Tuesday together with the lead investigator and GBI forensic pathologist Dr. Edmund Donoghue, who carried out the post-mortem on Arbery’s physique. Dr. Donoghue offered scientific information in debriefing the jury on the severity of the accidents.
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Donoghue said that he wasn’t capable of present an order of how the gunshot wounds struck Arbery when he initially carried out the post-mortem. Nevertheless, after reviewing footage of the tragic killing, he was capable of type an informed opinion on the incident. He stated the second shot missed Arbery whereas the primary grazed his wrist and hit an artery and the third went via his middle chest, inflicting axillary vein and axillary artery. Donoghue added that his wrist may’ve been medically handled however the third shot fatally killed Arbery.
Throughout cross-examination, Donoghue informed the protection that he noticed Arbery’s hand on the barrel of the gun from the cellular phone footage. He added that Arbery was capable of maintain the gun whereas hitting McMichael earlier than he was struck.
We’ll proceed to maintain you up to date on the trial.