On CNN Wednesday, criminal defense attorney Sara Azari tore into Ahmaud Arbery’s killers — and suggested that the very evidence they thought would exonerate them was their ultimate downfall.
“This video, without the video, do you think the verdict would have ever been reached?” asked anchor John Berman.
“No,” said Azari. “Just imagine if… this jury believed Travis McMichael about the struggle with the gun, about the citizen’s arrest. I mean, this verdict would be completely different. And I think that’s why it gave me some comfort earlier in the day when the jurors came out and asked to watch the video because that just told the whole story. And to your point, the level of privilege of these three murderers who believed they were exonerated by this video. I mean, this video was anything but exculpatory, right?”
“They walked around for months exercising their freedom and their liberty,” added Azari. “It’s unbelievable to me that, you know, I think it’s just karma that they thought this was exculpatory where it’s really incriminating and the whole case turned on this video. There would have been no trial and no justice.”
Sara Azari says it is “karma” the McMichaels were convicted on video they thought was exculpatory