The death of Ahmaud Arbery sparked outrage in the USA, and now, new details have emerged in the case.
Travis McMichael was allegedly overheard calling Ahmaud Arbery a “F*cking N****R” as he lay in the street after being shot in the chest.
25-year-old Arbery was jogging through a neighborhood in Brunswick, Georgia when 34-year-old Travis McMichael and 64-year-old Greg McMichael chased him down.
These are the men going before a judge in 5 minutes in Glynn County in the Ahmaud Arbery murder case. pic.twitter.com/kQyOIn9EZ7
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The father and son said that they thought Arbery was a burglar that was seen on a surveillance camera on a home that was under construction in the area.
The McMichael’s said that Arbery matched the appearance of the burglar.
He was repeatedly boxed in the McMichaels and another pickup truck as he tried to escape.
The driver of the second pickup truck, William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., was behind them and caught the entire incident on cam.
He was later arrested and charged with felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.
Richard Dial, a lead investigator in the case of Arbery and a special agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Bryan heard that Travis dropped the N-word as he stood over the body of Arbery.
He waited for the police to arrive as he said this.
Richard Dial said that McMichaels were commanding Arbery to stop as they pursued him.
They did not call the police before they started their chase.
Greg later told the police that he was telling his son not to shoot the black man.
Greg told the police that he did not know for sure if Arbery had stolen anything, however, he did say that he “felt” like he could be a suspect.
The 2 also said that Arbery attacked Travis McMichael before they shot him.
Dial explained the home that he was under construction and the people who entered it were regularly discussed on a private Facebook page.
The house owner that saw the unidentified black man said that nothing was stolen there.
The owner did say that it was possible Arbery may have come onto the property to get water while exercising.
The evidence presented at the court aimed to support murder charges against Travis and Bryan.
Evidence challenges the claims of the pair of self-defense. It could also factor in a federal investigation into whether hate crime charges are warranted.
Bryan, the man that took the video, and Travis McMichael and 64-year-old Greg McMichael are currently arrested by the police.
They are being held at the Glynn County Jail.