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'This was an attack on Ahmaud Arbery': Closing arguments begin in murder trial

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Ahmaud Arbery was “under attack” when three white men saw him running in a small, coastal neighborhood and hopped in pickup trucks to pursue him, a prosecutor said Monday in the murder trial over his killing.

A nearly all-white panel of 12 jurors and three alternates heard an hour-long closing argument from the state Monday morning and were set to hear from lawyers for each of the three defendants. The jurors will begin deliberations about a verdict after closings.

Father and son Gregory and Travis McMichael and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan are charged with murder and other crimes in the February 2020 fatal shooting in Brunswick, about 80 miles south of Savannah. They were arrested two months after the shooting, when Bryan’s cellphone video of the incident was released.

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Prosecutor Linda Dunikoski on Monday argued the three defendants made rash decisions based on assumptions that Arbery had committed a crime, which she argued they had no proof of. 

Dunikoski stated that Ahmaud arbery was attacked in the driveways by these men because he was Black and running down the street. Dunikoski added, “This was an attack upon Ahmaud Albery.”

Dunikoski claimed that Arbery was killed by the men because he wouldn’t stop talking to them and answer their…

Source: https://philippinenewsdaily.com/this-was-an-attack-on-ahmaud-arbery-closing-arguments-begin-in-murder-trial/



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