BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A lawyer for the father of Ahmaud Arbery, the 25-year-old Black man fatally shot after he was pursued by three white men in Georgia, slammed comments made by a defense attorney who spoke of the dead man’s “dirty toenails.”
Ben Crump spoke Wednesday after a jury found the three men guilty of murder. Crump represents Marcus Arbery Sr., who cheered in reaction to the first guilty verdict. Crump said Marcus Arbery could not contain his feelings, especially after the “dirty toenails” comment.
During closing arguments, defense attorney Laura Hogue described Arbery as coming to the neighborhood in "his khaki shorts with no socks to cover his long, dirty toenails."