Ahmaud Arbery death trial closing arguments underway
Attorneys in the murder trial over Ahmaud Arbery's death are scheduled to deliver closing arguments. Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley planned for jurors to hear final words Monday from prosecutors and defense attorneys.
Arbery was shot and killed on Feb. 23, 2020. Cellphone video leaked to the public shows two armed white men in a truck approaching the 25-year-old Black man as he runs down the road. One of the men, later identified as Travis McMichael, and Arbery struggle over McMichael's shotgun before Arbery is shot and collapses.
Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael and William "Roddy" Bryan, who recorded the video, are all charged with murder in Arbery's death.
Ahmaud Arbery trial: Jury finds Travis McMichael guilty on all counts
A judge announces the jury's verdicts in the case of Ahmaud Arbery's death. Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and William Bryan were charged with murder, aggravated assault and false imprisonment. #FoxNews
The three white men on trial for killing Ahmaud Arbery have been found guilty of murder in the fatal pursuit of the unarmed Georgia jogger.
Travis McMichael, 35, his father, Gregory McMichael, 65, and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan, 52, were tried together in the shooting of Arbery, 25, who they thought was fleeing a burglary as he ran through a mostly white neighborhood near Brunswick on Feb. 23, 2020.
The younger McMichael — who was the one who pulled the trigger — was the only one found guilty on the top charge of malice murder.
When that verdict was read aloud, someone in the courtroom whooped, prompting the judge to boot them from the proceeding.
His father, Gregory, was found guilty of the other eight counts.
Bryan, the neighbor who joined the pursuit and filmed video of the fatal shooting, was convicted on all charges except malice murder, felony murder with a shotgun and one count of aggravated assault.