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Judge mulls defense request to allow Ahmaud Arbery’s criminal and mental history into trial [Video]

A Georgia judge is considering whether to allow Ahmaud Arbery's criminal history and a diagnosis of mental illness to be presented at the trial of the three white men accused of tracking down the 25-year-old Black man and fatally shooting him in February 2020.

Chatham County Superior Court Judge Timothy R. Walmsley, who was appointed to oversee the Glynn County case, began a two-day hearing Tuesday on a dozen motions by the defense and prosecution on what will and will not be allowed as evidence during the trial scheduled for October.

Attorneys for defendants Gregory McMichael, 65, and his 35-year-old son, Travis McMichael, argued that Arbery's criminal background shows a pattern of him responding in an "angry and aggressive" way when confronted by someone with authority.

Defense attorney Jason Sheffield called witnesses in Tuesday's all-day hearing who testified about different instances involving Arbery's encounters with police, including a 2013 arrest for bringing a gun into a …

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Have you ever just felt overwhelmed by a stressful situation? Like a tsunami of problems about to crash over you? You might be experiencing a nervous breakdown. A nervous breakdown is a loss of the ability to function in everyday life. While a nervous breakdown isn’t classified as an actual psychological term, nor is it a mental health disorder, experiencing it can be debilitating.Original article - https://psych2go.net/5-signs-of-a-nervous-breakdown/ We also made a video on the signs you're mentally breaking down: https://youtu.be/_KrACU1ohx0 Writer: Joshua Munoz Script Editor: Vanessa Tao Script Manager: Kelly Soong VO: Amanda SilveraAnimator: Ricket Zorkxa (http://Instagram.com/zorkxa)YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong References:Scaccia, A. July 30, 2020 How to Recognize and Treat the Symptoms of a Nervous Breakdown Retrieved at https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/nervous-breakdown#treatmentsSilver, N. December 5, 2019, What Can Cause Rapid Shifts in Mood? Retrieved at https://www.healthline.com/health/rapid-mood-swings#outlookBrennan, D. MD October 08, 2020 Signs of a Nervous Breakdown Retrieved at https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/signs-nervous-breakdownBhargava, D. June 25, 2020 Anxiety Disorders https://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/guide/anxiety-disordersMayo Clinic Staff May 04, 2018. Panic attacks and panic disorder Bhargava, H. June 25, 2020 Anxiety Disorders Retrieved at https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/panic-attacks/symptoms-causes/syc-20376021Goldberg, J. July 13, 2019 Hallucinations Retrieved at https://www.webmd.com/schizophrenia/what-are-hallucinations#1