Travis McMichael’s Weight Loss: Is He Shaping Himself for Jail Time?

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Travis McMichael's Weight Loss: Is He Shaping Himself for Jail Time?

All the facts behind Travis McMichael’s weight loss journey. Is it diet & fitness or guilt of murdering an innocent man? Viewers want to see his before and after pictures.

Coming into the headlines due to the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, Travis McMichael, a US coast guard along with his father Gregory McMichael are facing murder, aggravated assault, and 9 other charges, yet still not pleading guilty.

With the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, any crime following act of racism is dreaded by the public. Travis McMichael who shot Ahmaud Arbery is being talked about with the same dread and disgust.

Out of all the things concerning him, the public noticed a huge weight loss over the time he was first arrested and during his recent trial.

Travis McMichael’s Weight Loss: Triggered by Guilt of Murdering an Innocent Man?

Travis McMichael's weight loss is trending on the internet.

Travis McMichael’s weight loss is trending on the internet.
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Travis McMichael appeared quite slimmer during his latest trial on November 22 in comparison to his first public mugshot in 2020.

A year difference and Travis looks like a changed man physically but nothing changed from within! Significant weight loss can be noticed thus making the public curious about how could Travis Mcmichael lose weight.

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The two possible causes of Travis McMichael’s weight loss; the first guilt, and the second being in a good shape for his jail time.

Haunted by the murder of an innocent black man, he could have built some type of guilt, thus leading him to undergo weight loss due to stress. But this speculation is wrong at so many levels since the man didn’t plead guilty till his last jury hearing and seems to have absolutely no remorse.

Justifying his actions as an act of self-defense against an armless man simply walking down the street, Travis and his father confronted him and eventually shot him dead. The video of this crime went viral and the public went insane.

The McMichaels faced all sorts of judgment from the public making their lives hard and building stress around their life.

The chances of them getting punished with the public raising their voices spiked up thus leading Travis McMichael to undergo weight loss obviously due to lack of appetite from the burning rage of the victim’s family and the general public and the burden of his hideous crime.

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Being in the US Coast Guard between 2007 and 2016, Travis put on quite the weight while off duty. Despite being trained to maintain physique and properly enforce the law, junior McMichael failed at both of them.

Though he was able to salvage his weight and keep it balanced, he failed at every chance to reclaim his dignity and save an innocent’s life. Pretty sure Travis McMichael will live through more weight loss while serving his time for his crime.

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Murder Case of Ahmaud Arbery

25, with few criminal records under his name, Ahmaud Arbery was a resident of Brunswick, Georgia. A football star in his high school, Arbery wanted to pursue a career as an electrician.

He then attended South Georgia Technical College during fall 2012 and spring 2013 to train for a career as an electrician.

Eager to live a happy life and follow his aim, Ahmaud took a break from his study to earn money for his family. Nearing his probation period for carrying a gun to a high school football game in 2013 and attempted shoplifting in 2017, Ahmed had his entire life ahead of himself.

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So how did the event of Ahmaud Arbery’s murder unfold? On February 23, 2020, suspecting Arbery to be a trespasser and a robber, Travis McMichael and his father Gregory McMichael confronted Ahmaud.

The confrontation however wasn’t civil in any manner but violent. Ahmaud Arbery was pursued by the McMichaels in a pickup truck across the neighborhood, armed with a handgun and a shotgun. William Bryan eventually joined the hunt.

Unarmed and just walking around the neighborhood, Ahmaud Arbery was killed by two gunshot wounds in his chest, and a gunshot graze wound on the inside of one of his wrists. Travis McMichael claimed it was an act of self-defense, as Arbery grabbed at his gun.

The footage of the murder that surfaced publicly on 5 May 2020  shows Arbery trying to bypass a pickup truck ahead of him on the road and then struggling with a man carrying a shotgun. There is muffled shouting and three gunshots are heard.

In no time, the clip sparked rage and a cry for justice with the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement. The clip was released by Gregory McMichaels to gain praise and be a local hero but it backfired and now they are behind the bars.

The site’s owner where Ahmaud Arbery was walking around, Larry English Jr, testified throughout the trial that the guy in issue had neither disrupted nor damaged his property during his visit.

Others had also been seen trespassing on his land, he said, but he never gave the McMichaels permission to enter or confront anyone. This clearly proved Arbery to be innocent and a victim of racism. The video also recorded a racial sobriquet and an expletive directed at Arbery as he lay on the ground, dead.

The jury claimed it to be an act motivated by racism since the men involved took actions based on assumptions without any evidence that the victim was armed or had any motivation of harm.

“You can’t create the situation and then go ‘I was defending myself,” Ms. Linda Dunikoski, the lead prosecutor said, adding that all three defendants had made their decisions because Mr. Arbery “was a black man running down the street”.

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The defendants provided two main explanations; citizen’s arrest and self-defense. Travis McMichael in his defense told the court, “It was obvious that he was attacking me, that if he had gotten the shotgun from me, it was a life-or-death situation.”

The defense attorney Jason Sheffield said that Travis McMichael had spent nearly a decade “learning about duty and responsibility” while in the US Coast Guard.

Unlawfully detaining an unarmed man and committing a heinous crime of racism motivated murder, the three were charged with 9 charges which include malice murder, felony murder,  aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment, and many more.

The three are now sentenced to life imprisonment during the last trial on November 22, 2021.

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