(CNN)is one of the men convicted of killing Armor BerryAfraid of being killed in a state prison, he wants to stay in federal detention for his safety, according to court documents submitted by his lawyer.
They were convicted of state murder in November 2021. McMichael was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Brian was sentenced to life imprisonment with the possibility of parole.
A hearing of the three judgments will begin on Monday in a federal court in Brunswick.
Travis McMichael's lawyer Amy Lee Copeland filed a memorandum of understanding in federal court on Thursday, fearing that he might be killed once in Georgia, so he federate his clients. He called for the government to maintain custody. Prison system.
McMichael has been detained in Glynn County Detention Center since the state arrest in May 2020, and people are "waiting for him", he should not enter, according to notes. I'm being threatened. The garden, and its corrector, promised to unlock certain doors and keep their backs turned so that prisoners could harm him.
"His concern is that he will be killed as soon as he is handed over to the state prison system for service of the sentence. He poses many credible death threats in all circumstances. The government has been pending an investigation into Georgia DOC's ability to keep prisoners safe in a system that has tripled homicide rates. "
McMichael received hundreds of threats and said, "In January 2022, we stopped counting with about 800 threats."
In addition to safety concerns, the memo also cites "Government Investigation of Violence in Georgia Prisons" as Reasons McMichael Should Stay Under Federal Physical Control. It has been.
CNN is seeking comment from McMichael's lawyer.
Arbury's family objected to the murderer serving in federal prison instead of state prison.
McMichael agreed to plead guilty to a single hate crime charge (obstruction of rights) in exchange for the prosecutor's recommendation to serve 30 years in federal prison. ..
Arbury's mother, Wanda Cooper Jones, urged the judge not to accept the plea.
"Giving these men their favorable confinement conditions will defeat me. It gives them the last chance to spit on my face after killing my son. "Cooper Jones told the judge.