Border Crisis

'BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS!': Athens Mayor Shifts Blame on Laken Riley Murder, Crowd Calls Him Out [WATCH]

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.28.24

Athens Mayor Kelly Girtz tried his best to shift blame from the city of Athens, Georgia for the death of nursing student Laken Riley at the hands of an illegal migrant from Venezuela.

From Fox News:

The Democratic mayor delivered remarks Wednesday, nearly a week after an illegal immigrant from Venezuela named Jose Antonio Ibarra allegedly attacked Riley near Lake Herrick and UGA’s Intramural Fields.

“The only appropriate number of murders in this community, the number that we are gonna be working our tails off every day for, is zero,” Girtz said.

However, protesters interrupted him as he attempted to dismiss “the notion of a sanctuary city.”

“You’re a liar,” a man shouted, repeatedly. “You’re the one who is guilty and got blood on your hands for this murder, sir!”

Other protesters gathered quietly in the back of the room, holding signs that read “Blood on your hands” and “Make Athens safe again.” Several voices chimed in at times demanding the mayor resign.

Watch the video below:

Thank you for visiting You are about to leave and proceed to a site owned and operated by a third party. has no control over the content of this third-party site.
Click OK to proceed.
You may if you would no longer like to receive a newsletter.
You have been successfully unsubscribed!
Please see our Terms of Use and Privacy Notice .
If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.