Gregory McMichael and his son, Travis McMichael have been arrested by Georgia police and charged with murder and aggravated assault in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. Arbery, 25, was fatally shot by the two men after they chased and harassed him while he was jogging in their neighborhood on February 23. Last week, news of his death went viral after video leaked of the two men killing him.
The two men defended their actions claiming Arbery matched the description of a person who had allegedly committed several break-ins in the area. However, only one such break-in had occurred in the area where the McMichaels lived. According to CNN, Arbery family attorney S. Lee Merritt says that "the McMichaels, who are white, saw a black man jogging through their neighborhood, assumed the worst and tracked him down and killed him."
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp weighed in this week saying: "Earlier this week, I watched the video depicting Mr. Arbery's last moments alive," Kemp told a news conference in Atlanta. "I can tell you it's absolutely horrific, and Georgians deserve answers."
It's still unclear exactly how much time the McMichaels could face in prison if found guilty.
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