By RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Jury deliberations have been scheduled to renew for a second day Wednesday in the trial of three white males charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery after the 25-year-old Black man was noticed working in 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 in the trial of father and son Greg and Travis McMichael and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan.
Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley informed jurors to reconvene at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
The McMichaels informed police they suspected Arbery was a fleeing burglar once they armed themselves and jumped in a pickup truck to chase him on Feb. 23, 2020. Bryan joined the pursuit once 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 turned half of a bigger nationwide looking on racial injustice after the graphic video of his dying leaked on-line two months later and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation took over the case, shortly arresting the three males. Each of them is charged with homicide and different crimes.
Defense attorneys contend the McMichaels have been trying a authorized citizen’s arrest once they set off after Arbery, looking for to detain and query him as a suspected burglar after he was seen working from a close-by dwelling beneath development.
Travis McMichael testified that he shot Arbery in self-defense, saying the working man turned and attacked along with his fists whereas working previous the idling truck the place Travis McMichael stood along with his shotgun.
Prosecutors mentioned there was no proof Arbery had dedicated crimes in the defendants’ neighborhood. He had enrolled at a technical school and was making ready on the time to review to change into an electrician like his uncles.
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