The legal team representing Greg McMichael, the father involved in the highly publicized shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, spoke Friday on behalf of their client saying that new evidence will change the narrative of the case.
"There is more than one video of the incident," said Laura Hogue. "There are also issues with timing with videos on the internet...(video of the shooting) may not be the only one that aides this case."
"The truth will reveal that this is not just another act of violent racism", said Franklin Hogue, who is also representing McMichael. "Greg McMichael did not commit murder..."
The legal team said that while this case is tragic, it cannot be shoehorned into the racist narrative that many people have.
"The full story will not come to light until after all the evidence has been studied, and then if the current DA believes the committed crimes are worthy of prosecution then we will answer those charges in a court of law," said Franklin Hogue.
During a questioning portion of the news conference, the couple was adamant about not speaking about McMichael's current condition in jail, saying that any conversation had with the client is strictly confidential.
"We will not try the case in the media, on courthouse steps, or in our office," said Laura Hogue. "The facts will come out in the courtroom."
25-year-old Arbery was killed in the Satilla Shores neighborhood of Brunswick, Ga., on February 23. A video released last week showed Travis McMichael and his father Greg McMichael intercepting Arbery in a pickup truck as he ran down a suburban street.
An altercation ensues, and Travis McMichael fires his shotgun three times. Arbery died shortly after of gunshot wounds. Arbery was unarmed, according to police reports.
Shortly before the deadly altercation, a man called 911 to report they thought someone could be breaking into the home, then a man called 911 to report someone running away.
Arbery is black, the two men involved in his shooting are white. Neither were initially charged, but on Thursday both McMichaels were arrested on suspicion of murder and aggravated assault.
Investigators have not said there is any evidence that Arbery burglarized the home. Police reports following the killing did not note any stolen material on Arbery.