As the jury begins deliberations in the trial for Ahmaud Arbery's alleged killers, his mother Wanda Cooper-Jones expressed her frustrations after the defense attorney made an insensitive comment about her son's appearance at the time of his death.

The defense, led by Laura Hogue, gave closing arguments on Tuesday delving into Arbery's looks, commenting on his lack of long socks to cover his "long, dirty toenails."

Hogue is representing Gregory McMichael, a former cop, and his son Travis McMichael, along with their neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan. All three men are charged in a nine-count indictment that includes one count of malice murder, four counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of false imprisonment and one count of criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.

Cooper-Jones, who has been present for each day of the trial, had to leave the courtroom during the closing arguments, as reports say she couldn't stomach the way her son was being portrayed in front of the jury, according to CBS News. 11 Alive News, a local station in the area, covered the family's remarks in a press conference following the comments from attorneys. 

“She described Ahmaud and his long legs and his dirty long toenails,” Cooper-Jones said, according to 11 Alive. “That was just beyond rude. Regardless of what kind of toenails he had, what size legs he had, that was still my son. And my son actually was running for his life in that description. I thought that was just, flat-out just rude.”

The jury started deliberating on Tuesday after hearing two opposing perspectives of the events that took place on Feb. 23, 2020, when Travis allegedly shot and killed Arbery during his run through a southeast Georgia neighborhood. 

"I think if the jurors paid very, very close attention, took very good notes, then they'll see what happened to Ahmaud on that day," Cooper-Jones told CBS. "He was running on county roads, on public roads. Ahmaud wasn't doing anything wrong."

Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Arbery's family, gave his own remarks after the courtroom closed, telling reporters outside of the courthouse that the defense attorney "assassinated" Arbery's character. 

“After those men in that courtroom assassinated their child, now they are sitting here assassinating his character,” Crump said. “I mean, if you didn’t know any better, you would think that Ahmaud Arbery was the one being charged. He was the person who was killed, running for his life, and they are saying that he is the person who is on trial here.”

"This isn't anything new to us," he continued. "About 10 years ago, with Trayvon Martin, they assassinated his character after they assassinated him. It's the playbook."