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Prosecutor: Arbery’s Killers ‘did everything’ On Assumptions

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This image from video posted on Twitter Tuesday, May 5, 2020, purports to show Ahmaud Arbery running on a street in a neighborhood outside Brunswick, Ga., on Feb. 23, 2020, as a pickup truck is stopped in front of him. Two men in the truck, Travis McMichael and his father, Gregory McMichael, confronted Arbery and less than a minute later he was fatally shot. The AP has not been able to verify the source of the video. Father and son Greg and Travis McMichael and their neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan, face an automatic life sentence if they're convicted of murder in Glynn County Superior Court. The three white men in pickup trucks pursed Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, after spotting him running in their neighborhood last year (Twitter via AP)

(AP) — The prosecution has given its opening statement in the trial of three white men charged with killing  Ahmaud Arbery last year in Georgia.

Prosecutor Linda Dunikoski said the men chased Arbery for five minutes, and one threatened to shoot him, as they cut off his escape from a Georgia subdivision and killed the 25-year-old Black man with a shotgun.

Dunikoski said the short cellphone video that stirred national outrage over the slaying gave only a glimpse of the attack. She said Arbery gave his pursuers no reason to suspect him of any wrongdoing. The killing was largely ignored until the video leaked and deepened a national reckoning over racial injustice.

 

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