Trial in Ahmaud Arbery's killing nears going to the jury

2021-11-23 10:30:00 AM

Trial in Ahmaud Arbery's killing nears going to the jury

Trial in Ahmaud Arbery's killing nears going to the jury

Final steps in the trial of three white men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery were scheduled Tuesday before the case of the 25-year-old Black man's death goes to the jury.

Prosecutors planned to take much of Tuesday morning making their last case to jurors as hours of closing arguments by attorneys spilled into a second day.Prosecutors and defence attorneys were expected to spend hours making their final cases to the disproportionately white jury.Create Free Account Attorneys were scheduled to give closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of three white men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, whose death became part of a broader reckoning on racial injustice in the criminal legal system.Create Free Account Attorneys were scheduled to give closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of three white men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, whose death became part of a broader reckoning on racial injustice in the criminal legal system.

The prosecution gets the final word in the trial because it carries the burden of proving its case beyond a reasonable doubt.Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley then must give instructions on how to apply the law before the disproportionately white jury can begin deliberations at the Glynn County courthouse in the port city of Brunswick.Father and son Greg and Travis McMichael grabbed guns and pursued Arbery in a pickup truck after spotting the 25-year-old Black man running in their neighbourhood on Feb.Arbery's killing became part of a larger national reckoning on racial injustice after a graphic video of his death leaked online two months later.Father and son Greg and Travis McMichael grabbed guns and pursued Arbery in a pickup truck after spotting the 25-year-old Black man running in their neighbourhood on Feb.Father and son Greg and Travis McMichael grabbed guns and pursued Arbery in a pickup truck after spotting him running through their subdivision on Feb.A neighbor, William "Roddie" Bryan, joined the chase and recorded video of Travis McMichael opening fire as Arbery threw punches and grabbed for his shotgun.23, 2020.A neighbour, William “Roddie” Bryan, joined the chase and recorded video of Travis McMichael opening fire as Arbery threw punches and grabbed for his shotgun.

A neighbour, William "Roddie" Bryan, joined the chase and recorded the video of Travis McMichael opening fire as Arbery threw punches and grabbed for McMichael's shotgun.All three men face counts of murder and other charges.No one was charged in the killing until Bryan’s video leaked online two months later and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation took over the case from local police.No one was charged in the killing until Bryan's video leaked and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation took over the case from local police.All three men are charged with murder and other offenses.Prosecutors say there's no evidence Arbery committed any crimes in the neighborhood."They made the decision to attack Ahmaud Arbery in their driveways because he was a Black man running down the street," prosecutor Linda Dunikoski told the jury in her initial closing arguments Monday.Prosecutors say there’s no evidence Arbery committed any crimes in the neighbourhood.Defence attorneys used their closing arguments Monday to argue that the McMichaels were attempting a legal citizen's arrest when they set off after Arbery, seeking to detain and question him as a suspected burglar after he was seen running from a nearby home under construction.Arbery had enrolled at a technical college and was preparing to study to become an electrician like his uncles when he was killed.They say the men chased Arbery for five minutes and used their trucks to prevent him from fleeing before McMichael shot him.

Attorney Jason Sheffield said his client, Travis McMichael, fired his shotgun in self-defence after Arbery came charging at him throwing punches and trying to grab the weapon.He called Arbery's death a tragedy, but one that was his own fault.RELATED IMAGES Defendant Travis McMichael is seen during a jury selection hearing for the trial of the men charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery at the Glynn County Superior Court Tuesday, Oct.The McMichaels told police they suspected Arbery was a burglar because security cameras had recorded him several times in the unfinished house on their street.Attorneys for the other two defendants blamed Arbery as well.Laura Hogue, an attorney for Greg McMichael, said Arbery "chose to fight.(Elijah Nouvelage/Pool Photo via AP) Related Stories." Kevin Gough, who represents Bryan, questioned why Arbery didn't call for help if he was in danger.

"Maybe that's because Mr.Arbery doesn't want help," Gough said.Prosecutors said there was no evidence Arbery had committed crimes in the defendants' neighbourhood.He had enrolled at a technical college and was preparing at the time to study to become an electrician like his uncles.RELATED IMAGES view larger image William"Roddie" Bryan's defense attorney Kevin Gough presents a closing statements to the jury during the trial of he and Travis McMichael, and his father, Gregory McMichael, at the Glynn County Courthouse, Monday, Nov.

22, 2021, in Brunswick, Ga.(AP Photo/Stephen B.Morton, Pool) Related Stories.

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Jury in Ahmaud Arbery death trial to hear closing argumentsAttorneys were scheduled to give closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of three white men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, whose death became part of a broader reckoning on racial injustice in the criminal legal system. If they somehow get off, I will promise to never have even a morsel of faith in another human being outside of immediate family and close friends. They are guilty as fuck.

Jury in Ahmaud Arbery death trial to hear closing argumentsPredominantly white jury heard 10 days of trial testimony

Jury in Ahmaud Arbery death trial to hear closing argumentsPredominantly white jury heard 10 days of trial testimony

Jury in Ahmaud Arbery death trial to hear closing argumentsAttorneys were scheduled to give closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of three white men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, whose death became part of a broader reckoning on racial injustice in the criminal legal system. If they somehow get off, I will promise to never have even a morsel of faith in another human being outside of immediate family and close friends. They are guilty as fuck.