Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Arbery’s Killers Found Guilty of Murder by a Georgia Jury” – below is their description.
All three of the White men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery last year were convicted of murder by a jury in Georgia.
Someone in the courtroom let out a whoop as the first guilty verdict was read out by the judge, who stopped and asked for quiet. The jury’s finding follows a two-week trial over the February 2020 shooting, which was captured on video.
Prosecutors said 25-year-old Arbery was murdered “because he was a Black man running down the street,” echoing a 911 call one of the defendants made. Arbery’s name became a rallying cry in the Black Lives Matter protests that swept the U.S. last year.
Lawyers for the three accused said Arbery, who was unarmed, was shot in self-defense after he resisted the men’s attempt to carry out a citizen’s arrest under state law. Prosecutors said that defense was untenable because it was the three defendants who initiated the conflict by chasing Arbery down with a shotgun and their two pickup trucks.
The verdict comes less than a week after a jury in Kenosha, Wisconsin, acquitted 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse of all charges in the shooting deaths of two men and the wounding of a third at a chaotic BLM protest last year. Rittenhouse also claimed self-defense in his case, in which all the main figures were White. That acquittal spurred small protests in several U.S. cities.
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On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Marquez Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old African-American man, was fatally shot after being pursued and confronted by Travis McMichael and his father Gregory McMichael, who were armed and driving a pickup truck.
The shooting happened on a neighborhood street in Satilla Shores, a community near Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia, USA and was recorded on video by a neighbor of the McMichaels, who was following Arbery in another vehicle.
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