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Federal Judge Rejects Plea Deal Between Prosecutors and Ahmaud Arbery’s Murderers

HeadlineFeb 01, 2022

In Georgia, a federal judge has rejected plea deals between federal prosecutors and two of the three white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery. The deals would have allowed Gregory and Travis McMichael to serve the first 30 years of their life sentences in a federal prison instead of a state prison and to avoid a federal trial scheduled for next week. Ahmaud’s father Marcus Arbery on Monday condemned the plea agreements, saying all three of his son’s killers should face federal hate crimes charges.

Marcus Arbery: “And we want 100% justice, not no half-justice, because you’ve got to think, if an African American man were to deal with a white man like that, they would have tried to kill him on the spot.”

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