Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the McMichaels or you simply aren’t, you have most likely wondered whether they are married. The McMichaels are famous for being the “King of the Hill” on television, and they’ve also received a lot of criticism for being married. But if you’re wondering whether they are married, you have to remember that there are many factors to consider.
Gregory McMichael’s wife Allison ‘Leigh’
During the trial of Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael’s wife Allison ‘Leigh’ McMichael testified on behalf of her husband. They had two children together. Their son, Travis McMichael, was accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery.
Arbery was shot to death as he was jogging on a public road. The family demanded a state prison sentence, but McMichael and Arbery were given a life without parole sentence. Gregory McMichael had served as an investigator for the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for about 20 years. He is now retired.
Gregory McMichael has served in the Navy, the Coast Guard and as a law enforcement officer. He also served in the Glynn County Police Department. He was convicted of a felony in the death of a young Black man.
Gregory McMichael’s wife, Allison ‘Leigh’ McMichael, says he is very private. She did not attend the trial, but she did testify on behalf of her husband. She echoed the concerns of Gregory McMichael’s attorney.
Greg McMichael’s relationship with Leigh
Earlier this week, Greg McMichael’s wife, Leigh, appeared in court to testify on behalf of her husband’s son, Travis McMichael. The McMichael family was represented by Laura Hogue and Franklin Hogue, who have represented numerous people accused of committing death penalty crimes.
A 25-year-old Black man named Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed in Brunswick, Georgia. His death occurred on February 4, 2020. McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan were charged with felony murder. Their defense attorneys said that race was not a factor in their actions.
The case was a hate crime, and the trial included evidence of forensic and autopsy evidence, as well as testimony from neighbors and investigators. It also included statements from the suspects and testimony from police officers, investigators, and Greg McMichael.
The prosecution did not present evidence that McMichael shot Arbery intentionally. Instead, they argued that McMichael suggested shooting Black teenagers. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Greg McMichael’s family
Several white supremacist websites have begun promoting a crowdfunding campaign for Gregory McMichael, who is accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery. The campaign has attracted a dozen groups. These include White Lives Matter and the Aryan Freedom Network, a Klan-affiliated group.
Greg McMichael has been convicted in both state and federal courts of murdering Arbery. The federal jury found that the crimes were motivated by racial prejudice. However, the state court ruled that McMichael should be sentenced to life in prison without parole.
McMichael was convicted of hate crimes in connection with the death of a young Black man. His attorney requested 20 years in federal prison. He cited his client’s myriad medical conditions, including depression, anxiety, and cardiac problems. He also cited the federal case of Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of murdering George Floyd.
Gregory McMichael has been married for 39 years to Allison ‘Leigh’ McMichael. Leigh sat in the courtroom silent during the trial, but later said she was going to speak out.
Greg McMichael’s appeal
Defendant Travis McMichael’s appeals are expected to go before a jury next week, according to a source. McMichael was accused of fatally shooting a 25-year-old Black man in February 2020.
McMichael’s appeal claims that the government did not provide sufficient evidence that he went after Arbery because of race or because of the man’s association with African Americans. The motion claims there is no evidence that McMichael made any racial slurs or that he associated African Americans with criminality.
The McMichael family also plans to appeal Travis’ federal hate crimes conviction. In the state case, McMichael was convicted of murder and brandishing a firearm in a violent crime. He was also found guilty of attempted kidnapping.
McMichael’s attorneys argued in their appeal that the prosecution did not provide sufficient evidence to support their client’s convictions. Specifically, the defense argued that McMichael didn’t initiate the deadly chase that led to the death of Arbery. They also argued that McMichael suspected Arbery of burglary. They argued that a public street was not the roadway where Arbery was jogging when he was killed.