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.
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.
12 jurors plus four alternates will be seated Monday, with opening statements to follow shortly thereafter.
Monday on Political Rewind: Partisan gerrymandering has reduced the number of competitive congressional seats to lows not seen for decades. Meanwhile, Georgia GOP legislators promote bills that would exert new control over the teaching of race in state classrooms. Also, the federal trial for the McMichaels for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery starts this week.
Judge Lisa Godbey Wood gave the McMichaels the option to withdraw, after rejecting the terms of their plea deals earlier this week.
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.
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.