Judge rules there is enough evidence to try 3 men for murder of Ahmaud Arbery

by Adam Ford · Jun 4th, 2020 5:18 pm

Last Updated Jun 4th, 2020 at 5:39 pm

A judge ruled Thursday that there is enough evidence to try all three men of murder who were involved in the death of Ahmaud Arbery.

Murder cases against Greg McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William "Roddie" Bryan will now proceed to trial court.

? As part of the probable cause hearing Thursday, the special agent serving as lead investigator in the case testified that Bryan — who filmed Arbery's shooting death — told cops that he overheard Travis McMichael — the man who shot and killed Arbery — refer to Arbery as a f****** n***** shortly after shooting him.

The investigator, Richard Dial, also testified that he had seen evidence that McMichael used the N-word regularly, citing examples such as an Instagram comment in which he said "that would only be better if they had blown that N-word's head off" and a conversation on his phone in which he used the slur to say that "he loved his job because he was out on a boat and there weren't any N-words anywhere."

Dial testified that Arbery repeatedly tried to escape as McMichael and Bryan gave chase and "boxed him in" with their trucks.


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