Live Coverage: Ahmaud Arbery Death – Gregory, Travis McMichael and William Bryan Trial
Happening In Court:
VERDICT WATCH! Day 2 of Deliberations as of 8:36am ET
VERDICT WATVH BEGAN AT 11:45AM ET Yesterday
The jury came in for a moment and is now heading out for second day of deliberations as of 8:36 a.m. Total delib tim so far 6.5 hours.
Jury Note – Jury Requesting to View 3 Vids & 911 Call
ALLEN CHARGE AKA DYNAMITE CHARGE:
When jurors cannot agree on a verdict and report this to a judge, the judge may issue further instruction to them to encourage those in the minority to reconsider their position. These instructions are known as an Allen charge or, more casually, as a dynamite charge.
Charges against all 3 defendants: 9 Counts. Malice Murder, Felony Murder x4, Aggravated Assault x2, False Imprisonment, Criminal attempt to commit a felony
– Grand jury indicted all 3 on June 24, 2020.
Definition of Malice Murder: Malice murder is a criminal offense in the U.S. state of Georgia, committed when a homicide is done with express or implied malice.
Gregory McMichael, 64, son Travis McMichael, 34, and neighbor William Bryan, 50, are accused of chasing down the victim in a tragic confrontation on Feb. 23 in Brunswick, Georgia.
The question before the court is: Is this murder? Prosecutors and attorneys for Arbery’s family say yes. The McMichaels chased the victim in a Ford F-150, while Bryan drove a Chevy Silverado pickup truck, authorities said. Bryan filmed while father and son confronted the 25-year-old Arbery, and Travis shot the victim with a 12-gauge shotgun, according to the indictment obtained by Law&Crime.
At the time of the killing, Gregory McMichael allegedly told police that they believed Arbery was involved in several burglaries in the area. But there was only one reported burglary in the area in recent weeks: a January 1 alleged theft in which a gun was stolen from a pickup truck outside Travis McMichael’s home.
911 audio from shortly before the shooting showed a caller reporting a black man in a white T-shirt at a nearby house under construction.
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