Tag Archives: Arbery

From Rittenhouse to Arbery, self-defense rules are on trial in America

The killing of Ahmaud Arbery in Satilla Shores, Ga., shocked the nation, with images of a black man pursued by three white men in trucks. The obvious racial elements quickly defined the trial. However, the three defendants were claiming a right that is hundreds of years old, allowing citizens to arrest suspected felons. Similarly, there… Read More »

Defendant in Ahmaud Arbery killing asked for plea deal, Arbery family attorney says

An attorney for one of the three men on trial in the death of Ahmaud Arbery sought a plea deal for his client, but was swiftly turned down by prosecutors, an attorney for Arbery’s mother said. Kevin Gough sought the deal Thursday for William “Roddie” Bryan, according to Lee Merritt, who represents Arbery’s mother, Wanda… Read More »

Self-Defense Claims in Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery Cases Are Interrogated

As two closely watched murder trials played out in two different states this past week, juries heard strikingly similar stories: men took up guns in the name of protecting the public, and when they wound up killing unarmed people, they claimed self-defense. In one case, Kyle Rittenhouse fatally shot two men and wounded a third… Read More »

Jury Convicts Arbery Killers of Hate Crimes

ImageThe defendants, from left: William Bryan, Gregory McMichael and Travis McMichael.Credit…Elijah Nouvelage/Associated Press, Stephen B. Morton/Associated Press, Octavio Jones/Getty Images BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A jury on Tuesday found the three white Georgia men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery guilty of a federal hate crime, determining that they were motivated by racism when they chased the 25-year-old… Read More »

Three Georgia men sentenced to life in prison for ‘chilling’ Arbery murder

Jan 7 (Reuters) – A Georgia judge sentenced Travis McMichael and his father Gregory McMichael on Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for what he called the “chilling” 2020 murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man running through their mostly white neighborhood in the southern U.S. state. Judge Timothy Walmsley also… Read More »