Transcript for Attorneys for father, son who killed Ahmaud Arbery seek release on bond
The news continues here, and next, to the father and son accused of killing ahmaud arbery as he jogged through that Georgia neighborhood, making their case today to be let out on bond. The attorney for one of them saying this was not a hate crime. Ahmaud arbery's mother and her reaction tonight. Here's ABC's Adrienne Bankert. Reporter: Tonight, attorneys for two of the men accused of murdering ahmaud arbery seeking the release of the father and son on bond. Greg and Travis Mcmichael appearing virtually due to covid, with family and friends coming forward as character witnesses. The pair seen chasing arbery before Travis fatally shot the 25-year-old after spotting him running in their Brunswick, Georgia, neighborhood, in what they told police was an attempted citizen's arrest of a suspected burglar. Arbery's mother today outside the courtroom said she doubts they have any regrets. Ahmaud wasn't allowed to go home. So them going home would be totally unfair. Reporter: Travis Mcmichael's friends testifying that he is remorseful. His attorney citing his service in the coast guard. Saying this was no hate crime. We have substantial evidence that on the day in question, Mr. Arbery was not a jogger. He was there for nefarious purposes. Reporter: The prosetion revealing an old text message sent my Travis Mcmichael to a friend using a racial slur. That friend the text was not meant to be racist at all. Now, David, the mcmichaels attorneys are saying that it charges two crimes in one count. The mcmichaels and a third man who recorded the killing have all plead not guilty. The bond hearing resumes tomorrow morning. David? All right, Adrienne, thank you. And when we come back here,
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