A Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) investigator said Thursday that the third man charged in the Ahmaud Arbery murder, William Bryan, said he heard Travis McMichael say “f****** n—er” after shooting Arbery and as he lay on the ground taking his last breath, reports The Daily Beast.
The GBI investigator’s testimony comes as a preliminary probable cause hearing for Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael, and Bryan is ongoing in a Brunswick court.
Arbery, 25, was shot and killed in February by Travis McMichael, who accosted him while he was jogging on a residential street.
“I’m going to ask you about a particular quote that Travis McMichael stated on the crime scene that was overheard by one of the defendants,” the prosecutor told the investigator after prefacing that it would be an uncomfortable moment.
The investigator stated that Bryan told the GBI, “after the shooting took place and before police arrival, while Mr. Arbrery was on ground, he heard Travis McMichael make a statment “f****** n-word.”
Later, the GBI investigator testified about social media posts showing Travis McMichael using the n-word, 11Alive’s Andy Pierrotti reports.
NEW: GBI has reviewed social media posts showing Travis McMichael using the N-word.
Jan 2:– he responds to an unknown Instagram pic about blowing "that F***king N***er's head off."
Another: that he was "on the boat and there were no N***ers anywhere" #AhmaudArbery
— Andy Pierrotti (@AndyPierrotti) June 4, 2020