3 Charged With Hate Crime In Ahmaud Arbery Death

Grand jury indicts father and son along with another man on hate crime charges in the February 2020 killing of Ahmaud Arbery.

(Wednesday, April 28, 2021) – A federal grand jury has indicted three White men with hate crime and attempted kidnapping charges in the death of Ahmaud Arbery.  He’s the 25-year-old Black man who was gunned down while jogging in a Georgia neighborhood in February 2020.

The three charged are 35-year-old Travis McMichael, his father, 65-year-old Gregory McMichael, and 65-year-old William Bryan, a former police detective.  The three are already awaiting trial on murder charges, accused of confronting and killing Arbery as he jogged thru a neighborhood in Brunswick, Ga.

The case had drawn widespread criticism and protests after a video of the shooting went viral.  The attorney for the family of Arbery applauded the new charges.  “Yet another step in the right direction in a fight to hold people accountable for Arbery’s death,” said civil rights attorney Ben Crump.