Suspects in Ahmaud Arbery killing indicted on federal hate crime

In Georgia, a federal grand jury indicted three men on hate crime and attempted kidnapping charges on Wednesday in connection with the death of Ahmaud Arbery, the Justice Department announced.

Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, was shot to death while jogging through a south Georgia neighborhood in February 2020. He was chased down in a truck by three men and was shot to death.

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Suspects Gregory McMichael; his son, Travis McMichael; and William “Roddie” Bryan were each charged with a count of interference with rights to use a public street and one count of attempted kidnapping, according to the New York Times.

The McMichaels claimed self-defense and said they were conducting a citizen’s arrest, while Bryan, who recorded the death, hit Arbery with his truck.

According to the Times, all three men face stare charges with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and criminal attempt to commit a felony.

This is a developing story.

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