Georgia men facing hate crime charges in shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery to stand trial early next year

Travis McMichael and his father, Greg McMichael, as well as a neighbor, Guillermo “Roddie” Bryan, pleaded not guilty in May to federal hate crime charges of interference with civil rights and attempted kidnapping. Both of the McMichaels have also been charged with using, carrying and brandishing a firearm during a crimen de violencia.

NOSOTROS. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood set jury selection to begin Feb. 7, just a few months after the three men are scheduled to stand trial on state asesinato charges in October.

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Travis and Greg McMichael armed themselves and pursued Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, in a truck after they saw him run past their home in February 2020, según los investigadores. Travis McMichael allegedly ended up killing Arbery with three shotgun blasts after a confrontation.

This combo of booking photos provided by the Glynn County, Georgia., Detention Center, shows from left, Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael, and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. (Glynn County Detention Center via AP)

This combo of booking photos provided by the Glynn County, Georgia., Detention Center, shows from left, Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. (Glynn County Detention Center via AP)

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