Supreme Court Justice Timothy Walmsley, the Georgia judge in charge of the trial of the three white men charged with the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, said the trial would begin this fall.
It was announced on Friday that the murder trial of a 25-year-old black man who appears to be harmlessly jogging around Brunswick, Georgia before being allegedly shot by aggressive white men will begin on October 18 of that year, ABC News reported.
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Greg McMichael, his son Travis McMichael and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan will have their day together in court.
Allegedly armed and seen on video in a truck on February 23, 2020, Greg and Travis chased Arbery, who was jogging, blocking his path and shooting him with a shotgun, The Associated Press reported.
On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery was in the Satilla Shores neighborhood of Brunswick, GA when both Gregory and Travis McMichael confronted Arbery with two firearms. Travis shot McMichael Arbery during the encounter, ”said the Georgia Bureau of Investigations. BLACK COMPANY previously reported.
The video of the incident wasn’t released until people advocated its publication. Two months later, the video sparked national outrage that three men on tape allegedly could get away with murder. At that point, the men were officially charged.
A lawyer representing the three men says they hanged a suspected criminal. Some people had reported stolen items in the area and the McMichaels arrested a citizen.
They point to the security footage from Arbery looking into an empty, soon-to-be-built house to back up their argument. However, many others have noticed that nothing of value has been stolen.
In June it was reported that after Arbery’s death, Travis used a racist bow to reveal how the citizen’s arrest was based on race rather than legitimate suspicion, Blavity reported.