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Lawyer: “Woke up the leftist mafia” under the influence of a jury in the trial of the Arbury murder suspects

ATLANTA – With closing arguments in the trial of the people accused of killing Ahmaud Arbury, a defense attorney emerges who has drawn widespread criticism for trying to keep black preachers like the Reverend Al Sharpton out of the courtroom from moving on Friday for a wrongful trial, alleging that the demonstrators outside the courtroom were an “awakened leftist crowd” that unduly influenced the jury.

Friday’s misconduct petition was among the many that have been filed or threatened in recent days by Kevin Gough, attorney for William Brian, one of three white men charged with unlawfully harassing and murdering Mr. Arbury, 25 -year-old Negro. Like other similar misconduct motions by Mr. Gough, this was dismissed by Judge Timothy R. Walmsley of the Glynn County Superior Court.

But Mr. Gough, who said earlier this week, “We don’t want black pastors to come here anymore,” took his provocative language to the next level on Friday.

Mr. Gough noted the large crowd of black pastors and other civil rights protesters who gathered outside the County Courthouse in Brunswick, Georgia on Thursday. “This is what public lynching looks like in the 21st century, with all due respect,” he said. …

Civil rights leaders such as Mr. Sharpton called Mr. Arbury’s killing in February 2020 a lynching. Mr. Gough appeared to be speaking figuratively as there were no reports of violence or threats from people gathered outside the courthouse.

Opposing the flawed trial, Linda Dunikoski, the case’s chief prosecutor, called Mr. Gough a “brilliant lawyer.” She noted that it was Mr. Gough who was responsible for drawing a large crowd on Thursday when he made the controversial argument that pastors such as Mr. Sharpton and the Reverend Jesse Jackson should not be allowed into the courtroom.

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Mr. Gough’s words did indeed catalyze a peaceful demonstration. One participant, Jamal H. Bryant of Georgia, reportedly called Mr. Gough’s comments “totally unnecessary, distracting and polarizing.” Mr. Jackson pointedly declared: “We will continue to act until we achieve justice,” reports the Associated Press.

Three white men, who said they believed Mr. Arbury was responsible for the break-ins in their area, were charged with premeditated murder, murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal attempted felony. They face life imprisonment. A jury of 11 whites and one black will hear the closing arguments on the case on Monday morning and then proceed to deliberations.

There was no jury in the courtroom on Friday. But lawyers argued intensely all day about the wording of the instructions that Judge Walmsley would read to the jury before the debate began.

CBS News reported Friday that S. Lee Merritt, an attorney for the Arbury family, said that Mr. Brian’s defense team had asked the Cobb County District Attorney’s office to plead guilty, but the attorney’s office rejected it.

Gough, in a short interview with The New York Times on Friday morning, denied that his client was pushing for a plea deal. A representative of the prosecutor’s office declined to comment.

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