Autopsy Report: Arbery Died From Multiple Gunshot Wounds
An autopsy report released by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation revealed Ahmaud Arbery died from two gunshot wounds and suffered from a third.
The Glynn County coroner’s office conducted the autopsy on Feb. 24, the day after Arbery’s death near Brunswick.
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Arbery died from two close-range shotgun wounds: buckshot pellets were found in the upper left chest and in the lower chest near his lungs, according to the report. The third bullet grazed his right wrist.
No signs of alcohol or drugs were found in his system.
The GBI report was dated April 1, even though Arbery was killed Feb. 23. The report also described his attire on the day he was murdered while jogging: white T-shirt, tan cargo shorts, gray athletic shoes and two tan bandanas, which matches what was seen in a leaked video of Arbery’s death.
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Medical Examiner Edmund Donoghue described the manner of death as “homicide” and noted the cause of death is “multiple shotgun wounds.”
Father and son Gregory and Travis McMichael were arrested and charged with felony murder and aggravated assault after the video was leaked online last week.
The justice department said federal prosecutors are considering hate crime charges against both McMichaels.
Attorney General Chris Carr on Monday named Cobb County District Attorney Joyette Holmes as the prosecutor for the Arbery case after asking the DOJ to conduct an investigation into the handling of the case.