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Georgia Jury Deliberates For Second Day In Murder Trial of Men Who Killed Ahmaud Arbery

HeadlineNov 24, 2021

In Georgia, jury deliberations continue today in the trial of three white men who chased down and killed 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man, while he was out for a jog. The prosecution offered its closing statement Tuesday ahead of the deliberation.

Prosecutor Linda Dunikoski: “They started it. They do not get to claim self-defense. And then, of course, provocation. You can’t force someone to defend themselves against you, so you get to claim self-defense. This isn’t the Wild West.”

Outside the courthouse, Ahmaud Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, struck a hopeful note.

Wanda Cooper-Jones: “I do think we will come back with a guilty verdict. And I’m going to leave with this: God has brought us this far, and he’s not going to fail us now. We will get justice for Ahmaud.”

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