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Opening Arguments Begin in Murder Trial of 3 White Men Who Killed Ahmaud Arbery

HeadlineNov 08, 2021

In Georgia, the trial of three white men who chased down and shot dead Ahmaud Arbery last year kicked off with opening statements Friday. The jury was also shown police bodycam footage of the 25-year-old Black jogger after he had been killed. Prosecutor Linda Dunikoski described how the three defendants — Gregory McMichael, a former police officer, his son Travis McMichael and William Bryan — chased Arbery for five minutes in their pickup trucks until he was “trapped like a rat.” This is prosecutor Dunikoski delivering her opening statement.

Linda Dunikoski: “All three of these defendants did everything they did based on assumptions — not on facts, not on evidence, on assumptions. And they made decisions, in their driveways, based on those assumptions, that took a young man’s life.”

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