Ahmaud Arbery case: Travis and Greg McMichael and William Bryant indicted on murder charges

Ahmaud Arbery case: Travis and Greg McMichael face nine charges, including felony murder

BRUNSWICK, Ga — Cobb District Attorney Joyette M. Holmes announced Wednesday Travis and Greg McMichael and William Bryant will face nine charges in Ahmaud Arbery’s death including malice murder and felony murder.

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At the same location, William Roddie Bryan’s attorney Kevin Gough addressed the media following the DA’s announcement saying, “We welcome the action of the grand jury today. While we disagree with it, it’s an important step in the process.”

Background:

On February 23, Arbery, 25, was in the Satilla Shores neighborhood in Brunswick, Georgia when both Gregory and Travis McMichael confronted Arbery with two firearms. During the encounter, Travis McMichael shot and killed Arbery, investigators said.

The encounter was caught on video by William Roddie Bryan. Bryan was arrested and is facing felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment charges.

This photo combo of images taken Thursday, May 7, 2020, and provided by the Glynn County Detention Center, in Georgia, show Gregory McMichael, left, and his son Travis McMichael. The two have been charged with murder in the February shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, whom they had pursued in a truck after spotting him running in their neighborhood.
This photo combo of images taken Thursday, May 7, 2020, and provided by the Glynn County Detention Center, in Georgia, show Gregory McMichael, left, and his son Travis McMichael. The two have been charged with murder in the February shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, whom they had pursued in a truck after spotting him running in their neighborhood. (Glynn County Detention Center via AP)