‘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.
Attorney for one of Arbery’s convicted killers plans to challenge constitutionality of mandatory life sentence
With his client facing a mandatory term of life in prison for felony murder, attorney Kevin Gough told News4JAX that he plans to challenge the constitutionality of that sentence ahead of Friday’s sentencing hearing for the three men convicted in Ahmaud Arbery’s slaying.
‘She Should Spend Time In Prison’: Former DA Accused of ‘Showing Favor’ to the McMichaels Awaits Her Day In Court on Charges Over Delayed Arrests In Ahmaud Arbery’s Slaying
The men convicted of killing Ahmaud Arbery are not the only ones facing prison time for the February 2020 murder. Former Georgia District Attorney Jackie […]news.yahoo.com
Attorneys Make Final Case To Jurors In Ahmaud Arbery's Death
Arbery's killing became part of a larger national reckoning on racial injustice after a graphic video of his death leaked online two months later. A neighbor, William "Roddie" Bryan, joined the chase and recorded the video of Travis McMichael opening fire as Arbery threw punches and grabbed for his shotgun. They met in front of the truck, which blocked the camera's view, when Travis McMichael fired the first of three shotgun blasts. Then Travis McMichael had his own "horrifying experience," Sheffield said, "when he encountered Arbery in the yard at night 12 days before the shooting. She said it was Travis McMichael who attacked Arbery — first with his truck, then by pointing a shotgun at him as Arbery ran toward him.newsy.com
Subdivision's social posts reflected fear before Arbery shot
Months before Ahmaud Arbery was killed, shooter Travis McMichael wrote a simple, chilling response to a Facebook post about a suspected car burglary in his Georgia neighborhood: “Arm up.” The item he commented on was sandwiched between chats about lost dogs and water service interruption, like in many online communities in the U.S. based around physical neighborhoods. At a time of broad re-examination of race, criminal justice and the role of technology, such online neighborhood forums in the U.S. have a troubling tendency to veer from wholesome community chitchat to anxious hypervigilance when suspicion is the discussion topic.news.yahoo.com
Jurors hear closing arguments in "Unite the Right" civil trial
Jurors heard closing arguments Thursday in the civil trial against organizers of the deadly "Unite the Right" rally four years ago in Charlottesville, Virginia. CBS News homeland security and justice reporter Nicole Sganga was inside the courtroom and joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss.news.yahoo.com
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
EXPLAINER: Why Arbery slaying video will be 'star witness'
It's hard to overstate the importance of the video recording of Ahmaud Arbery's death and the evidentiary weight that the short, sometimes shaky clip will carry at the trial of the three men who chased and shot him. “You've got a cellphone video as your star witness,” said Jeffrey Abramson, a law professor at the University of Texas, “and a relatively small community where virtually everyone has seen or heard about the video.” In fact, without the video, it's possible there would have been no criminal charges, and thus no trial, in the 25-year-old Black man's slaying on Feb. 23, 2020.news.yahoo.com