Ahmaud Arbery’s jury foreman reveals moments from hate crimes trial that made him cry: ‘It was a lot to take in’

The black man who was foreman of the jury that convicted three white men of federal hate crimes in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery said he believes the guilty verdicts show that while acts of racial violence still occur in the United States, “we are moving in the right direction”. Marcus Ransom also said three … Read more

Ahmaud Arbery murder: Jury in federal hate crimes trial excused after first day of deliberations

CNN — After deliberating for a little more than two and a half hours, the jury in the federal hate crimes trial of the three men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery was excused for the day Monday. Deliberation will resume at 9 am Tuesday on whether the men committed the crime because of the color … Read more

Two of the men who killed Ahmaud Arbery repeatedly used racial slurs in text messages and on social media, FBI witness says

Two of the three White men convicted of murder Ahmaud Arbery repeatedly used racial slurs in text messages and social media posts, an FBI witness tested Wednesday in their federal hate crimes trial. FBI intelligence analyst Amy Vaughan led the jury through dozens of conversations that Travis McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan allegedly had with … Read more

Travis McMichael will face federal hate crimes trial after withdrawing guilty plea

The man convicted of murder for shooting Ahmaud Arbery withdrew his guilty plea on a federal hate crime charge Friday, electing to stand trial for a second time in the 2020 killing of a Black man that became part of a larger national reckoning over racial injustice. Travis McMichael reversed his plan to plead guilty … Read more

Gregory McMichael withdraws plea in federal hate crimes trial after judge blocks agreement

A man charged with federal hate crimes in the death of Ahmaud Arbery has withdrawn his plea after a judge denied a proposed deal with the Department of Justice earlier this week, court documents show. The trial for Gregory McMichael, who has already been convicted on state charges of killing the 25-year-old Black man in … Read more