‘Very offensive’: Fox News legal analyst slams defense lawyers’ tactics in Arbery murder trial


On Wednesday, The Daily Beast reported that Ted Williams, a legal analyst for Fox News, tore into the defense counsel for Ahmaud Arbery’s killers, calling their attacks on his feet “very offensive.”

The legal analyst started off by saying he was “very, very embarrassed by the manner in which several defense attorneys put on their case and it may very well have hurt them and their clients with the jury.”

Williams proceeded to single out defense lawyers’ decision to focus on Arbery’s physical appearance in their closing remarks.

“When you give a closing argument and you talk about a dead man’s dirty long, black toenails, that in and of itself is very offensive,” he said. “When you stand up and you tell a judge that there are Black pastors in the room and that you don’t want them there, that also was very offensive!'”

The comments, made by an attorney for the McMichaels, have triggered nationwide outrage, with some experts even likening it to old racially-charged attacks on runaway slaves.

Both McMichaels, along with William “Roddie” Bryan, have been convicted of murder in the death of Arbery.

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I’m ‘Very Embarassed’ by Defense Antics in Arbery Trial

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“When you give a closing argument and you talk about a dead man’s dirty long, black toenails, that in and of itself is very offensive,” Fox News contributor Ted Williams declared.