Latest Ahmaud Arbery News

Jury selection begins in trial over Ahmaud Arbery's death

Oct. 18, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — As jury selection got slowly underway Monday in the trial of three white men charged with fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery as he was running in their Georgia neighborhood, potential jurors said they came in with negative feelings about the case and worried about the...

In trial over Arbery death, racial reckoning looms large

Oct. 15, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A framed photo on the wall of Travis Riddle's soul food restaurant shows the local sheriff arresting a gray-bearded white man with hands cuffed behind his back, a reminder to all who enter that for Riddle justice still waits to be served in the slaying of Ahmaud...

1,000 summoned as possible jurors in Arbery slaying trial

Oct. 12, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Court officials preparing for the trial of three men charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery mailed jury duty notices to 1,000 people, a huge number that illustrates the challenge the judge and attorneys face in finding impartial jurors for a case that sparked a...

Wisconsin birding club seeks to make hobby more inclusive

Oct. 02, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — “Lifer! Lifer!” Roman Pommerening excitedly pointed to the bright yellow bird flitting through the brush. At just 6 years old, Roman, who has already identified about 100 birds, added the magnolia warbler to his ever-growing list of birds spotted for the first time...

Judge: Arbery's mental health records can't be used at trial

Oct. 01, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Ahmaud Arbery’s mental health records can’t be used as trial evidence by the white men who chased and killed the 25-year-old Black man as he was running in their neighborhood, a Georgia judge ruled Friday. The decision by Superior Court Judge...

Biden taps Georgia's Smyre as Dominican Republic ambassador

Sep. 22, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated a key Georgia state lawmaker to become the United States ambassador to the Dominican Republic. State Rep. Calvin Smyre, a Black Democrat from Columbus first elected in 1974, must be confirmed by the Senate before...

Ex-prosecutor charged in Ahmaud Arbery case booked at jail

Sep. 08, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The former prosecutor charged with misconduct for her handling of the Ahmaud Arbery case was booked at a Georgia jail on Wednesday and released. Former Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson turned herself in Wednesday morning...

Ahmaud Arbery's family: Indicting ex-prosecutor a `huge win'

Sep. 03, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Ahmaud Arbery's parents on Friday praised the indictment of a former Georgia prosecutor on charges of misconduct in response to their son's killing, calling it “a very huge win.” A grand jury in coastal Glynn County indicted former Brunswick...

Ex-prosecutor indicted for misconduct in Ahmaud Arbery death

Sep. 02, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia prosecutor was indicted Thursday on misconduct charges alleging she used her position to shield the men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery from being charged with crimes immediately after the shootings. A grand jury in coastal...

Former prosecutor indicted on misconduct charges alleging she shielded men who killed Ahmaud Arbery from being charged

Sep. 02, 2021 16:51 PM EDT
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Former prosecutor indicted on misconduct charges alleging she shielded men who killed Ahmaud Arbery from being charged.