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Ahmaud Arbery's Killers Indicted

The three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery were indicted on nine counts, including felony murder, by a Georgia grand jury.

Arbery, a black man, was allegedly chased and shot by the men while he was jogging through their residential neighborhood outside of Brunswick, Georgia, on 23 February.

Gregory McMichael, his son Travis McMichael, and their neighbor William Bryan claimed they believed Arbery was a suspect in some break-ins in the area. The men chased Arbery, confronted him, and shot him, with Bryan filming the incident on his cell phone, according to The New York Times.

The three white men were arrested and charged in May with malice murder, four counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.

The most serious of the charges is malice murder. The murder charges in this case carry a minimum sentence of life in prison, and if the men are found guilty then they could receive a death sentence.

Arbery’s death, the video of which was released online in May, triggered protests and outrage throughout the United States, which was later compounded by the death of George Floyd.