Attorneys for the convicted trio dispute that race factored into Arbery’s death.
Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan are already serving life sentences for their state murder convictions as they await federal sentencing.
Travis and Greg McMichael argue that they didn't violate Arbery's civil rights to use a public facility because the streets of Satilla Shores were not “provided or administered” by Glynn County.
Hear Brunswick residents share what the historic hate crimes verdict means to them moving forward.
Wanda Cooper-Jones and Marcus Arbery praised the guilty verdict, while vowing to continue pursuing justice for their son and remembering his legacy.
12 jurors plus four alternates will be seated Monday, with opening statements to follow shortly thereafter.
Friday on Political Rewind: This year's session of the General Assembly might be defined by efforts to control what is taught in the state’s schools. GOP bills banning “critical race theory” and “obscene” books are in the mix. Our panel looks at the potential impact. Meanwhile, one defendant in the federal trial of the murderers of Ahmaud Arbery withdraws his guilty plea, ensuring the hate crime trial will go forward for at least one of the three men convicted in the state trial.
Judge Lisa Godbey Wood gave the McMichaels the option to withdraw, after rejecting the terms of their plea deals earlier this week.
A federal hate crime trial for father and son Gregory and Travis McMichael is scheduled to begin in February.
Prosecutors in the federal hate crimes case against the white men convicted of murdering Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery say that they have reached plea agreements with two of the three defendants.
Travis McMichael, who pulled the trigger, and his father, Greg, have no chance for parole. A federal hate crimes trial remains in a case widely seen as racially motivated.
Monday on Political Rewind: Scientists say there is much to learn about the dangers of the new coronavirus variant. Meanwhile, residents in Brunswick and Glynn County go about their days in aftermath of the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial.
Friday on Political Rewind: A verdict in a trial from a small town in Georgia gripped the nation. Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan were found guilty of murder charges on Wednesday. However, questions linger about what the case means for racial justice in the United States.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Questions about what constitutes legal self-defense and proper use of the citizen's arrest law dominated closing arguments in the trial of the men charged with murder in Ahmaud Arbery's shooting death. Meanwhile, the new Republican-drawn Georgia congressional map sets up a battle between Democratic incumbents Carolyn Bordeaux and Lucy McBath.
Georgia prosecutors have focused on testimony from law enforcement and neighbors in the trial of Greg and Travis McMichael and Roddie Bryan, accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery.