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Ahmaud Arbery follow up

There were some interesting things coming out behind this case, especially with a local Sherriff that told people to call the father(shooter) who lived in the area(allegedly)
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Three to face judge in fatal shooting of Black jogger in Georgia

By Rich McKay 2 hrs ago

Ahmaud Aubery Shooting started 05/07/20

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- Three white men charged with the murder of an unarmed Black jogger in south Georgia are scheduled to face a judge on Friday morning in a case that spurred a national outcry after cellphone video of the shooting was leaked on the internet.

Ahmaud Arbery, 25, who was killed on Feb. 23 just outside the coastal town of Brunswick, became a touchstone in cross-country protests over racial and social justice in the United States.

Arbery's name has been proclaimed in chants and protest signs in demonstrations along with that of George Floyd, a Black man who was pinned to the ground by a white police officer in Minneapolis before he died on May 25.

In the Georgia case, the three accused men were not charged for more than two months after Arbery was shot to death while jogging. State investigators were called to look at the case after cellphone video of the slaying was posted on social media.

Former police officer Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis, 34, are charged with murder and aggravated assault.

Their neighbor who took the cellphone video, William "Roddie" Bryan Jr., 50, was charged with murder and attempt to illegally detain and confine.

Police say Gregory McMichael saw Arbery running through his neighborhood outside of Brunswick and believed he looked like a burglary suspect. The elder McMichael called his son and the two armed themselves and drove after Arbery.

Bryan joined the chase in his own vehicle, police say, and took video of the incident on his phone, which appears to show the McMichaels confronting Arbery before Arbery was shot with a shotgun.

The accused will face Chatham County Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley.

All three men will be arraigned, with several legal motions pending from the defendants' lawyers. Bryan will also face a ruling on whether he can be released on bond.

(Reporting by Rich McKay in Atlanta; Editing by Bill Tarrant and Peter Cooney)

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All three suspects accused in Ahmaud Arbery's killing plead not guilty
Jessica Schladebeck 2 hrs ago

The Georgia father and son accused of chasing down Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who was out for a jog at the time, and then killing him have entered not guilty pleas alongside a third suspect, who is accused of filming the violent confrontation.

Gregory McMichael, his son, Travis, and William Bryan were all indicted in June with nine felony charges, including one count of malice murder, four counts felony murder, two counts aggravated assault, one count false imprisonment and one count criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.

During their court appearance in Glynn County on Friday, both McMichaels pleaded not guilty on all counts.




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Before entering his own plea, Bryan's attorney objected to a requirement that his client wear a face covering, which have been mandated in most public instances in a bid to slow the fast-spreading coronavirus. According to the Wall Street Journal, he called them a "political statement," which is inappropriate for a courtroom.

"I do not see masks as being a political statement," the judge replied. "I wore a mask when I took the bench."

Bryan, who is accused of recording Abrery's death on his cell phone, also pleaded not guilty on Friday. Authorities said he also allegedly used his vehicle to coral and trap the 25-year-old victim while he was being pursued by the father-son duo on foot.

Arbery was out for a run on Feb. 23 when he was attacked by Gregory and Travis McMichael, who initially told authorities they suspected the young runner was in fact a wanted burglar.

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