Ahmaud Arbery's killers will stand trial for federal hate crime charges
Travis and Gregory McMichael, two of the three white men who killed Ahmaud Arbery in February 2020, will stand trial on federal hate crime charges after a judge this week rejected plea agreements.
- Both were convicted of murdering Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man whom they shot while he was jogging, last November.
- Prosecutors in the state trial largely edged around issues of race in front of a nearly all-white jury, Vox notes.
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