The three white guys charged with the murder of a Dark jogger in south Georgia pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon in Chatham County Superior Court, in an event that spurred a nationwide outcry after a mobile video of the shooting seemed online.
Ahmad Arbery, 25, who was murdered on Feb. 23 only outside the coastal city of Brunswick, became a touchstone in suburban protests over social and racial justice in the USA.
Police state Gregory McMichael watched Arbery running throughout his neighborhood outside Brunswick and thought he seemed like a burglary suspect. The elder McMichael is known as his son and both armed forces themselves and drove following Arbery.
Bryan joined the chase in his vehicle, authorities state, and also took a video of this episode on his telephone, which seems to demonstrate the McMichaels facing Arbery until Arbery was captured using a shotgun.
Judge Timothy Walmsley admitted the not guilty pleas and waived arraignment in the petition the defendants’ attorneys.
No court date was immediately set, but there have been many motions pending for after Friday morning on behalf of Bryan, for example, a bail petition.