Suspect in Ahmaud Arbery killing called DA from scene for help: prosecutors

Suspect in Ahmaud Arbery killing called DA from scene for help: prosecutors


One of the white men charged in the shooting death of unarmed black jogger Ahmaud Arbery called his former boss — the Georgia prosecutor later accused of botching the case — asking her for help from the crime scene, according to reports.

Audio played in court Friday allegedly showed Gregory McMichael, a former investigator for Brunswick District Attorney Jackie Johnson, calling the DA after the Feb. 23 fatal shooting — in what prosecutors called an attempt to “influence or obstruct the investigation,” CNN reported.

“Jackie, this is Greg,” McMichael said in a voicemail played by prosecutor Jesse Evans. “Could you call me as soon as you possibly can? My (inaudible) and I been involved in a shooting and I need some advice right away. Could you please call me as soon as you possibly can?”

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According to Evans, the message “shows from day one there was an attempt by these defendants to influence and obstructed the investigation of this

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