The Georgia man who gunned down Ahmaud Arbery was apparently a bigger fan of racial slurs than previously reported — not only using hate speech to describe his victim but also making racist posts online and in text messages before the killing, prosecutors revealed in court Thursday.
The suspect, Travis McMichael, who is jailed for the slaying along with his father, Gregory McMichael, had sent his friend a text message with a racial slur in 2019, it was revealed.
In 2019, he texted boyhood friend Zachary Langford about “shooting a crackhead c—n with gold teeth with a Hi-Point .45,” the Daily Mail reported.
When Evans quizzed Langford about the exchange, Langford claimed he believed McMichael was referring to a literal racoon, not using a racial slur — prompting skepticism from Evans.
“A raccoon with gold teeth and a Hi-Point .45?” Evans retorted.
The prosecutor also pointed to Facebook comment by Travis that used a racial slur for Asian people, according