Mother of Ahmaud Arbery calls attorney's 'long dirty toenails' comment 'very disturbing'

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The mother of Ahmaud Arbery was shocked at defense attorney Laura Hogue during closing arguments on Monday when she told […] The post Mother of Ahmaud Arbery...
"He didn't deserve to die the way that he died," she said.

The mother of Ahmaud Arbery was shocked at defense attorney Laura Hogue during closing arguments on Monday when she told the jury that Ahmaud had "no socks to cover his long, dirty toenails" at the time of his death.

"I didn't expect them to go that low," Wanda Cooper-Jones told CBS Mornings.

"I'll just say this, regardless of how long and how dirty his toenails were, that's still my son, and he didn't deserve to die the way that he died," she said.

As previously reported, Hogue told jurors Monday, "Turning Ahmaud Arbery into a victim after the choices that he made does not reflect the reality of what brought Ahmaud Arbery to Satilla Shores in khaki shorts, with no socks to cover his long dirty toenails."

"There were two sets of decision-makers on Feb. 23," Hogue continued. "It was not just the McMichaels' decision that led to this tragedy."

Hogue represents Gregory McMichael, a former police officer who, along with his son Travis McMichael, chased Aurbery in a pickup truck on February 23, 2020, in Brunswick, Georgia after determining he was a criminal. Travis fatally shot Arbery, while a neighbor,…
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