Judge to decide if Ahmaud Arbery’s imperfect past is relevant

Attorneys for Travis McMichael, Bob Rubin and Jason Sheffield, have filed motions to introduce into evidence proof of Ahmaud Arbery’s mental illness and past criminal conduct. Rubin and Sheffield contend that the evidence regarding Arbery’s background is relevant to explain his bizarre conduct, both at the house he entered without authorization and on the streets when he encountered Travis McMichael. A hearing on the motions will be held on May 12 and 13, 2021. At the hearing, Rubin and Sheffield will present numerous witnesses who will testify about Arbery’s past conduct and an expert witness who will testify about how Arbery’s schizoaffective disorder affects behavior.

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