Jury Hears Closing Arguments in Trial Over Death of Ahmaud Arbery-US News | The Epoch Times

A jury on Monday heard closing arguments in the trial of three Georgia men charged in the death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, with defense lawyers describing Arbery’s death as a tragedy that occurred in an act of self-defense. Arbery was fatally shot on a residential street on Feb. 23 last year as he ran through a small Georgia neighborhood. Three men were arrested in connection with his death after video footage of the incident emerged on May 5, 2020. A father and son, Gregory McMichael, 64, and Travis McMichael, 34, were arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault on May 7 last year in the fatal shooting of Arbery. The individual who captured the 36-second mobile footage of the violent encounter, 50-year-old William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., was arrested on charges of felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment on May 21. The footage, which was captured from …

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