Ahmaud Arbery’s mother working to keep promise to son one year after his death
SATILLA SHORES, Ga. – One year after Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was chased and fatally shot while running in a Southeast Georgia neighborhood, his mother is still working to keep a promise she made to her son at his funeral. McMichael told investigators he went into his house to get his son, Travis McMichael. Within a day of taking over, the GBI announced the arrest of Travis and Greg McMichael for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. In May 2020, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr requested the GBI open an investigation into the prosecutors who first handled the Arbery case. AdSince the arrests, the Georgia attorney general has appointed the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office to take over the prosecution of the case.
1 year since deadly shooting, vigils planned in Georgia for Ahmaud Arbery
SATILLA SHORES, Ga. – Tuesday marks one year since Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed while running in the Satilla Shores neighborhood just outside Brunswick’s city limits. Tonight, the public is invited to attend memorial events being held in Arbery’s memory. Cooper said she wants Arbery to be remembered for his family devotion -- not just the tragic circumstances of his death. Participants will walk the Satilla Shores neighborhood along the same route Arbery was said to be jogging before he was killed at the corner of Satilla Drive and Holmes Road. The other vigil is taking place at New Springfield Baptist Church in Waynesboro, Georgia, where Arbery is buried.
Powerful moment: Ahmaud Arbery’s mother attends George Floyd’s funeral
HOUSTON, Texas – The mother of Ahmaud Arbery, Wanda Cooper Jones, attended the funeral of George Floyd and attendees who saw her said her presence at the procession was ‘powerful’. Cooper Jones told Muir that she "needed” to go to Houston to show support for Floyd’s family. Cooper Jones also added that the protests and rallies over Floyd’s death has given her some peace in her own son’s slaying. She told Muir that Arbery would be proud of her activism, her presence in Houston and the journey she’d embarked on to get him justice. There are stark differences between the deaths of the two men Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd, but each triggered a mass outcry for justice from the public.
GBI arrests man who filmed Ahmaud Arbery’s killing
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested the man credited with filming the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, the 25-year-old man whose death has sparked unrest after video of his killing surfaced this month. GBI agents are still inside William Roddy Bryan’s home after his arrest for felony murder. McMichael said another man, identified only as “Roddy” tried to “block (Arbery) which was unsuccessful,” the report said. It shows one man standing in the bed of the truck while another is positioned near the driver’s side door. Arbery can be seen punching a man holding what appears to be a shotgun, who fires a third shot.
Agents search home of 2 men charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery
SATILLA SHORES, Ga. – Agents investigating the murder of Ahmaud Arbery searched the home of the two men charged with his killing on Tuesday night, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday. The agency said investigators executed a search warrant at the Satilla Shores home of Gregory and Travis McMichael about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. More than two months passed before Gregory McMichael, 64, and Travis McMichael, 34, were jailed on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault. Gregory McMichael worked as an investigator for the local district attorney for more than two decades before he retired last year. Meanwhile, the prosecution now resides with the district attorney of Cobb County in metro Atlanta, the fourth DA to be assigned to the case.
Did trespassing videos exchanged by neighbors set stage for Ahmaud Arbery’s killing?
The incident report details English’s description of the person as a black male with tattoos down both arms, curly hair, shorts and a sleeveless T-shirt. At 7:27 p.m., Officer Rash responded to McMichael’s call about an intruder at English’s property -- the house under construction on Satilla Drive. I appreciate you letting me know.”The person seen in the surveillance videos was not identified by neighbors or law enforcement, according to that incident report. “He reported all nighttime entries onto his property, although it appears that these did not always result in incident reports. Officer Rash searched the property for signs of squatting after a white man and woman entered the house at night.
Fake support group for men who killed jogger created ‘to inflame racial and religious tensions’
SATILLA SHORES, Ga. – A group which emerged under the name “Justice for Travis and Greg McMichael” is fake. The image was visible to anyone who clicked on the group’s public page and perused the posts of “Christians against Google.”The existence of group enraged many. The battle between users who actually supported the McMichaels and the users seeking justice for Arbery, took over the page. “Justice for Gregory and Travis McMichael” was created (or -more accurately- renamed) to poke fun at racist Christians and to inflame racial tensions. When it was started in 2017, the group was called “Christians Against Google” and parodied fundamentalists trying to bring down “Satanic” Google with prayer.
Grand jury review recommended as video emerges of fatal shooting of unarmed black man
BRUNSWICK, Ga. – A Hinesville district attorney on Tuesday recommended that a grand jury review the fatal February shooting death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, who friends say was killed while jogging in a suburban Brunswick neighborhood. RELATED: Fatal shooting of unarmed black man sparks large protest in Brunswick neighborhoodBrunswick radio station WGIG published the “graphic, disturbing” video that reportedly shows the incident on Tuesday afternoon. Travis McMichael, who appears to be standing outside the parked truck, and Arbery then become engaged in a struggle over what looks to be a shotgun. It’s not clear in the video who fired the fatal shots, but the shooter’s father told police that Travis McMichael fired two shots, killing Arbery. Travis McMichael fired two shots, killing Arbery, they told police.
Black man running through Brunswick neighborhood shot, killed
BRUNSWICK, Ga. – The February shooting death of a 25-year-old man who friends say was jogging in a suburban Brunswick neighborhood is in the hands of the Hinesville District Attorneys Office. No one disputes that the son of a former Brunswick District Attorney’s Office investigator shot and killed Ahmaud Arbery, but he was not charged because he claimed he was acting within the scope of a citizen’s arrest. Because of the shooter’s family connection with Glynn County law enforcement officials, the homicide case was first transferred to Ware County. It’s an ongoing thing out here.”McMichael later told police he suspected that Arbery was burglarizing houses under construction at in the Brunswick neighborhood. Jason Vaughn, Ahmaud’s former football coach at Brunswick High School, suspects his shooting was a case of mistaken identity.