Suspects in Ahmaud Arbery case indicted

The three men who were arrested in the Ahmaud Arbery case were all indicted by a Grand Jury Wednesday.

According to Cobb County District Attorney Joyette M. Holmes, Glynn County’s Grand Jury indicted Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and William R. Bryan on malice and felony murder charges in the Feb. 23, 2020, death of Ahmaud Arbery.

The indictment returned today formally charges each of the three defendants with nine counts: malice murder; felony murder (four counts); aggravated assault (two counts); false imprisonment; and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment. 

“This is another step forward in seeking justice for Ahmaud,” Holmes said. “We will continue to be intentional in the pursuit of justice for this family and the community at large as the prosecution of this case continues.”

The defendants’ arraignment before Judge Timothy R. Walmsley has not yet been scheduled.

On Feb. 23, Arbery was in the Satilla Shores neighborhood in Brunswick, when both Gregory and Travis McMichael confronted Arbery with two firearms. During the encounter, GBI officials say Travis McMichael shot and killed Arbery. William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. was later arrested on charges of Felony Murder and Criminal Attempt to Commit False Imprisonment.

Photo Information: A new mural of Ahmaud Arbery by Marvin Weeks greeted people arriving by caravan from Atlanta Saturday to protest the lack of arrests in months following the February slaying of the unarmed black jogger. Wes Wolfe/Georgia Recorder

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