A jury is deliberating in the trial of three white men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery in 2020. Allegedly believing him to be a burglar, Travis McMichael, his father Greg McMichael and their neighbour William 'Roddie' Bryan pursued Arbery through a south Georgia neighbourhood in their pickup trucks, before a confrontation in which Travis McMichael shot Arbery dead.
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In a case that has become part of the campaign for racial justice in the US, the defendants have pleaded not guilty to all charges claiming they acted in self-defense. Prosecutors have argued the men had no legal right to attempt to detain Arbery, who was unarmed and described by his family as an avid runner. The three men face life in prison if found guilty of murder.
Ahmaud Arbery killing: three men charged provoked confrontation, prosecutor says ► https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/nov/23/ahmaud-arbery-killing-jury-to-begin-deliberations
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