SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — A Georgia judge has scheduled an October trial date for the three men charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery.
Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley issued a trial notice Friday saying jury selection will begin Oct. 18.
Father and son Gregory and Travis McMichael and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan have been charged with murder in Arbery’s death.
Officials say the three white men chased the unarmed Black man running in their neighborhood before he was fatally shot.
Attorneys for the accused men insist they committed no crimes, saying they suspected Arbery was a burglar and that he was shot as he tried to grab Travis McMichael’s gun.
The McMichaels and Bryan will be arraigned in court on Tuesday.
Arbery’s killing in Satilla Shores sparked a national outcry. He would have turned 27 on Saturday.