The grand jury indicts 3 men for murder in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery

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A prosecutor announced Wednesday that three men had been charged with murder in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia.The attorney Joyette Holmes said that a grand jury of the county of Glynn was indicted Travis McMichael Greg McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan Jr.

Arbery was killed on 23 February when the McMichael, a father and a son, white, armed, and pursued the black man of 25 years who ran in their district. Greg said to the police that he suspected Arbery to be a burglar and that Arbery had attacked his son before being gunned down.

Bryan lives in the same subdivision, just outside the port city of Brunswick. Bryan said he saw the McMichael go and join the lawsuit, said an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at the beginning of the month.

It is only may 7 – two days after the video of Bryan on the mobile phone has been leaked online and sparked a national outcry – that McMichael had been charged. Bryan was arrested on may 22 on charges of murder and criminal attempt criminal of committing a false imprisonment. An arrest warrant indicates that Bryan has tried “to confine and hold” Arbery without the authority of law by “using his vehicle several times” before Arbery is slaughtered.

In addition to allegations of malice and murder, the McMichaels and Bryan are each charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of false imprisonment and attempted criminal of committing a false imprisonment.

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