‘I see his execution in my mind over and over’: Family shares grief as Arbery’s killers sentenced to life
Before a judge determines Friday whether the three men convicted in the 2020 killing of Ahmaud Arbery will be given the possibility of parole for their mandatory life sentences, Arbery’s family shared with the court how his murder has impacted their lives.
US judge plans jury pool of 1,000 for 2nd Arbery death trial
The federal judge presiding over the upcoming hate crimes trial of three white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery said Monday she plans to summon a jury pool of roughly 1,000 people scattered across an expansive area that covers 43 Georgia counties. U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood told prosecutors and defense attorneys at a pretrial hearing that she was granting their joint request to cast a wider net for potential jurors. Jury selection in the federal case is scheduled to begin Feb. 7.news.yahoo.com
Attorneys debate nuances of legal instructions judge plans to give to jury in Arbery death trial
With closing arguments set for Monday in the trial of the three men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, prosecutors and defense attorneys spent Friday debating nuances of the legal instructions the judge plans to give to the jury before deliberations.
Black pastors lead hundreds in rally to support Ahmaud Arbery’s family in Glynn County
As the man who fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery returned to the witness stand Thursday morning, more than 100 faith leaders from around the country planned to rally outside the Glynn County Courthouse in support of Arbery’s family.
Tensions flare in Ahmaud Arbery death trial as Jesse Jackson visits
Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson walked into the courthouse arm-in-arm with Ahmaud Arbery’s family as trial testimony entered a second week Monday in the case of three white men charged with murder in the killing of Arbery after they spotted the 25-year-old Black man running in their neighborhood.
Tensions flare in Arbery death trial as Jesse Jackson visits
A judge denied mistrial requests on Monday at the trial of three white men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery after defense attorneys claimed jurors were tainted by weeping from the gallery where the slain Black man's parents sat with the Rev. Jesse Jackson. The judge said he found one defense lawyer's complaints last week about Black pastors to be “reprehensible,” and that no group would be excluded from his courtroom. Father and son Greg and Travis McMichael armed themselves and pursued the 25-year-old Black man in a pickup truck after spotting him running in their neighborhood on Feb. 23, 2020.news.yahoo.com
Defense attorney in Arbery slaying trial tells judge: ‘We don’t want any more Black pastors coming in here’
Defense attorneys on Thursday told Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley that high-profile pastors such as the Rev. Al Sharpton in the courtroom on behalf of the family of Ahmaud Arbery are intimidating and an unconscious attempt to pressure the jury.
Testimony: Ahmaud Arbery slaying defendant changed his story
Jurors were shown graphic, closeup police photos Monday of the gunshot wounds that killed Ahmaud Arbery, while the first officer to find the 25-year-old Black man bleeding in the road testified he did not try to render medical aid because it would not have been safe.
3 clinics in Coastal Health District to offer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11
Three clinics in the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Coastal Health District, including one in Glynn County, on Monday, Nov. 8, will begin offering pediatric doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children ages to 11.
Results from elections in Brunswick, other local races in Georgia
The first Tuesday of November is traditionally Election Day and there are high-profile races like the <a href="https://www.news4jax.com/news/politics/2021/11/02/competitive-virginia-governors-race-to-test-bidens-appeal/" target="_blank">Virginia governor’s race</a> that are getting a lot of attention. In odd number years, many cities and some counties also fill their elective offices.
Judge rules ‘Justice for Ahmaud’ signs, supporters can stay outside courthouse
A defense motion seeking to limit signs and demonstrations outside the Glynn County Courthouse where three men are on trial in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery was denied Tuesday morning by Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley.
Work to remove last section of Golden Ray continues
Work to remove the last section of the <a href="https://news4jax.com/topic/golden_ray" target="_blank">Golden Ray</a> continues after a barge departed Wednesday with two other sections of the shipwreck, <a href="https://www.stsimonssoundincidentresponse.com/post/julie-b-departs-final-section-removal-continues" target="_blank">the St. Simons Incident Response said Friday</a>.
Defense asks judge to clear Arbery signs, supporters from courthouse lawn
Attorneys for the three men accused in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery asked the judge presiding over the trial to limit the signs and Justice for rallies outside the courthouse, arguing that it will influence potential jurors.
After dozens questioned, 23 advance to pool of 64 potential jurors needed in Arbery slaying trial
A Georgia judge has deemed 15 of more than 50 Glynn County residents interviewed so far this week are qualified to serve on the jury that will decide the fate of three Glynn County men charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery.
Jury selection in trial of men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery could take weeks
More than 1,000 potential jurors will show up to the Glynn County Courthouse on Monday morning. Twelve people will end up being selected as jurors for the trial against the three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery in 2020.