Crowd outside US court yells "justice" and "yes" as verdicts in Ahmaud Arbery murder trial were read, some waving flags including one for Black Lives Matter movement. Here are some initial reactions to judgment.
Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, a retired police officer, and William Bryan face minimum sentences of life in prison for the February 2020 shooting of the 25-year-old Black man.
Case of three white men accused of murdering the 25-year-old Black man goes to a predominantly white jury after a racially charged trial.
Jury hears closing arguments over whether the three white men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery had any right to chase and shoot unarmed Black man in their mostly white Georgia neighbourhood.
Three armed white men pursued and killed Arbery as he jogged through their neighbourhood in February 2020. The accused face several charges including hate crime.
Notices were mailed to 1,000 potential jurors and the selection could take more than two weeks in the trial of three white men charged with chasing and killing Black man Ahmaud Arbery.
Gregory McMichael, his son Travis, and their neighbour William Bryan, have been charged with murder and other offences after chasing 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery and shooting him during a confrontation in February 2020.
An unarmed Black man’s murder trial opens up old wounds in a country where white supremacy is no longer a fringe. It will also debate the burning question of whether the crime was committed with a racist intent or not.
Travis McMichael and his father, Gregory, were charged along with a third man, William “Roddie” Bryan, with one count of interference with civil rights, attempted kidnapping and carrying and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.
Ahmaud Arbery was shot dead on February 23 while running in a residential area of Brunswick, Georgia.
Protesters will take to the streets across the US again, a day after the funeral of George Floyd, whose death in police custody has ignited the biggest surge of anti-racism activism since the civil rights era of the 1960s.
A Judge ruled probable cause existed and the case of Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed black man killed while running in his neighbourhood could go to trial.
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