Judge sets October trial in killing of Ahmaud Arbery

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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.

FILE – This combo of booking photos provided by the Glynn County, Ga., Detention Center, shows from left, Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. The Justice Department announced federal hate crime charges against the three men Wednesday, April 28,2021, in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, a Georgia man who was killed while out for a run last year. All three are charged with one count of interference with civil rights and attempted kidnapping. The McMichaels are also charged with using, carrying and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.(Glynn County Detention Center via AP)

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.

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