Attorneys for the convicted trio dispute that race factored into Arbery’s death.
Ahmaud Arbery is being honored by his hometown after stiff sentences for hate crimes against the white men who chased and killed him. Dozens of people joined Arbery's family on a sweltering street corner Tuesday as Brunswick city officials unveiled signs designating a 2.7-mile roadway as Honorary Ahmaud Arbery Street.
Today on Political Rewind: The three men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery will face a judge again today. Plus, Sen. Raphael Warnock's push to cap insulin at $35 monthly for everyone is blocked by Republicans. Also, the ACLU's challenge to Georgia's six-week abortion ban heads to court today.
Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan are already serving life sentences for their state murder convictions as they await federal sentencing.
The man who initiated the neighborhood chase that resulted in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery is asking a federal judge to show leniency when he's sentenced for a federal hate crime conviction. Greg McMichael's defense attorney says his client should be spared a life sentence, though he has already been sentenced to life without parole on a separate murder conviction.
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.
A jury in Brunswick, Ga., found defendants Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan guilty of hate crimes in the 2020 shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery.
This year's anniversary of Arbery's death comes one day after his three convicted killers, who are white, were found guilty of targeting Arbery because of his race in a federal hate crimes trial.
Wanda Cooper-Jones and Marcus Arbery praised the guilty verdict, while vowing to continue pursuing justice for their son and remembering his legacy.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Our panel checks in with what is happening under the Gold Dome, with a legislative roundup on the status on bills concerning campaign fundraising, transgender sports bans and legal gambling.
Federal prosecutors on Friday called their final witnesses to the stand in the hate crimes trial against the three white men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery — finishing off a week of proceedings that saw hours of sworn testimony heard by a jury of 12 in the Brunswick federal courthouse.
Prosecutors relied heavily on racist evidence from cell phones and testimony from acquaintances, but the defense called only one witness.
Offensive memes, racist songs and slurs against Black people from the cellphones and social media accounts of the three men on trial portray a history of bigotry.
The defense attorneys insisted the three men's pursuit of the 25-year-old was prompted by "honest, though erroneous, suspicion that he committed crimes" and not because of his race.