What's worse is that, for a former police officer, he seems to have a poor understanding of what probable cause is. He keeps claiming there was probable cause Arbery committed a burglary. Burglary, under GA law required showing a person unlawfully entered a dwelling (occupied or unoccupied) with the intent to commit a felony. If his intent was to commit a larceny, the property value must be above $1,500 for it to be a felony. If he left the property without taking anything, how do you prove intent? It would appear that Arbery only committed a trespassing offense, and the McMichaels had no reasonable belief otherwise based on their observations. If they are trying to rely on prior suspected burglaries, again they have insufficient basis.I don’t think this guy has watched much of the trial, the civil arrest claim by the mcmichaels was extremely weak and Travis, the son was terrible on the stand. His answers were very damaging to the defense
The jury deliberated for 6 hours today and at 6pm they told the judge they were close to a verdict. That’s absolutely not good news for the defense. There is zero chance they get acquitted, their own hope is a hung jury. If they are close to a decision on day one, it’s to convict.
I think the father and son are toast. I do think Bryan has a chance to escape the murder charges and only get convicted of the assault charges. I don’t like the murder charge for Bryan, he was a bit player and really had no idea what he was involved it. I don’t think being stupid in a situation like this warrants a life in prison sentence
Officer Tatum kind of pisses me off with his take on this one. I was hoping that he knew something that I didn't know because otherwise it seems he is intentionally ignoring basic facts to support his narrative. This pisses me off because this would call into question the truthfulness of everything else he spoke about.