Feds: ‘Pent-Up Racial Anger’ Drove Men To Kill Arbery

Closing are arguments underway in the federal case today.

(Brunswick, GA) — “Pent-up racial anger” drove three men to kill Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. That’s what a federal prosecutor told jurors as they consider hate crime charges against Travis McMichael, his father Greg McMichael and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan. The prosecutor claimed the men “hunted Ahmaud down like an animal.” They have already been convicted of Arbery’s murder at the state level. They were each given a sentence of life in prison. Bryan has a chance at parole while the McMichaels don’t.

Travis McMichael’s attorney gave her closing argument to jurors as well. She said, “The government hasn’t proved beyond a reasonable doubt that race was a motivating factor.”