BRUNSWICK, Ga. – Jury deliberations have been scheduled to renew for a second day Wednesday within the trial of three white males charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery after the 25-year-old Black man was noticed operating of their coastal Georgia neighborhood.
The disproportionately white jury obtained the case round noon Tuesday and spent about six hours deliberating earlier than adjourning with no verdict within the trial of father and son Greg and Travis McMichael and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan.
Superior Court docket Decide Timothy Walmsley informed jurors to reconvene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
The McMichaels informed police they suspected Arbery was a fleeing burglar after they armed themselves and jumped in a pickup truck to chase him on Feb. 23, 2020. Bryan joined the pursuit after they handed his home and recorded cellphone video of Travis McMichael blasting Arbery at shut vary with a shotgun as Arbery threw punches and grabbed for the weapon.
Arbery’s killing grew to become half of a bigger nationwide looking on racial injustice after the graphic video of his demise leaked on-line two months later and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation took over the case, shortly arresting the three males. Every of them is charged with homicide and different crimes.
Protection attorneys contend the McMichaels have been making an attempt a authorized citizen’s arrest after they set off after Arbery, looking for to detain and query him as a suspected burglar after he was seen operating from a close-by residence underneath building.
Travis McMichael testified that he shot Arbery in self-defense, saying the operating man turned and attacked together with his fists whereas operating previous the idling truck the place Travis McMichael stood together with his shotgun.
Prosecutors mentioned there was no proof Arbery had dedicated crimes within the defendants’ neighborhood. He had enrolled at a technical faculty and was making ready on the time to check to turn into an electrician like his uncles.
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