Roomies, we previously reported that the district attorney appointed to the Ahmaud Arbery case is a Black woman, Joyette Holmes. It looks like the defense attorneys for the three charged in the death of Arbery are demanding that Holmes is removed from the case.
It’s not immediately known what the attorneys will argue to get Holmes removed, but they’re heading to court next week.
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TSR Staff: La’Janeé @_lajanee_ _________________________________ #TSRUpdatez: #Roomies, the prosecuting attorney for the #AhmuadArbery case has been announced. Sworn in as District Attorney in 2019, Joyette Holmes has accepted the appointment as the prosecuting attorney. _________________________________ In a press release issued by the Cobb County DA’s office, it stated: “Cobb District Attorney Joyette M. Holmes announces that she has accepted Attorney General Chris Carr’s appointment of her office to handle prosecution in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, and that the call to serve will not be taken lightly,” the press release stated. _________________________________ It continued, “The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has charged Gregory McMichael and his son, Travis McMichael, with aggravated assault and murder in Arbery’s death.” _________________________________ Ensuring that they will collect all necessary—Click the link in the bio to read more! (📷: Cobb County DA’s Office via @cobbcountycourier )
According to WTOC, there will be a hearing on July 17th, and the “notice for the hearing shows attorneys for the suspects have filed a motion to strike the illegal appointment of the district attorney.”
As we previously reported back in May, a press release announced that Holmes would accept Attorney General Chiss Carr’s appointment.
As the statement mentioned, the DA’s office reiterated they are committed to the “process of seeking justice in this case.”
The McMichaels face charges for murder and aggravated assault, and William Bryan, the man who recorded the altercation, faces charges of felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.
As you may recall, Ahmad Arbery was fatally shot by two white men—Gregory and Travis McMichael, while jogging back in February.
It wasn’t until recently, after video of the incident surfaced, that the two were arrested and charged for the crime.
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