Prosecutors in the trial of Ahmaud Arbery’s killers explain why they had faith in the jury

Prosecutors in the trial of Ahmaud Arbery's killers explain why they had faith in the jury

Linda Dunikoski, Cobb County senior assistant district attorney, told CNN’s Jim Acosta that after jurors were selected, her team “realized that we had very, very smart, very intelligent, honest jurors who were going to do their job which is to seek the truth.” “We felt that putting up our case, it doesn’t matter whether they … Read more

Ahmaud Arbery killing trial: Jury set to begin second day of deliberations

Ahmaud Arbery killing trial: Jury set to begin second day of deliberations

The jury reviewed the case for more than six hours Tuesday after the prosecution presented a rebuttal to the defense’s closing arguments. Court will resume at 8:30 a.m ET.Three men — Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael, and neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. — are standing trial on charges related to the shooting of Arbery … Read more

Arbery Murder Trial Updates: Jury Adjourns and Will Resume Wednesday

Arbery Murder Trial Updates: Jury Adjourns and Will Resume Wednesday

Nov. 23, 2021, 6:52 p.m. ETNov. 23, 2021, 6:52 p.m. ET Tariro MzezewaReporting from Brunswick, Ga.Local clergy prayed and supporters sang moments before court wrapped up for the day. Soon after, protestors began taking down tents and signs with Ahmaud Arbery’s name and photo on them.Nov. 23, 2021, 6:47 p.m. ETNov. 23, 2021, 6:47 p.m. … Read more

Jury finds Unite the Right defendants liable for more than $26 million in damages

Jury finds Unite the Right defendants liable for more than $26 million in damages

The jury in the federal civil trial said Tuesday it could not reach a verdict on two federal conspiracy claims.”We are thrilled that the jury has delivered a verdict in favor of our plaintiffs, finally giving them the justice they deserve after the horrific weekend of violence and intimidation in August 2017,” plaintiffs’ attorneys Roberta … Read more

Kyle Rittenhouse trial live updates: Jury to deliberate for 4th day in attempt to reach verdict in Kenosha shooting case

Kyle Rittenhouse trial live updates: Jury to deliberate for 4th day in attempt to reach verdict in Kenosha shooting case

KENOSHA, Wis. (WLS) — The jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial will enter a fourth day of deliberations as it attempts to reach a verdict on five charges against the Antioch, Illinois teen.At the end of the day Thursday, jurors were sent home with the only piece of the case they’ve been approved to review … Read more

Motion for mistrial still looming as jury deliberates in Kyle Ritenhouse’s fate in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Motion for mistrial still looming as jury deliberates in Kyle Ritenhouse's fate in Kenosha, Wisconsin

The second day of deliberations in Kyle Rittenhouse’s homicide trial ended Wednesday with a defense request to toss out charges still looming over the high-profile Wisconsin trial.The case went to jury late Tuesday morning with Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder having not ruled on defense requests for a mistrial with prejudice — to have charges tossed … Read more

Nearly All-White Jury in Arbery Killing Draws Scrutiny

Nearly All-White Jury in Arbery Killing Draws Scrutiny

Follow updates on the trial over the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Even as he approved the selection of a nearly all-white jury this week to hear the murder case against three white men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery, a Georgia judge declared that there was an appearance of “intentional discrimination” at play.But Judge … Read more

Ahmaud Arbery trial: With a nearly all-White jury now in place, murder trial in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery begins today

Ahmaud Arbery trial: With a nearly all-White jury now in place, murder trial in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery begins today

Jurors — 11 White and one Black — selected in a long and grueling process will decide whether Gregory McMichael, his son Travis McMichael and their neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., are guilty of malice and felony murder in connection with Arbery’s shooting. They also face charges of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal attempt … Read more

Attorneys criticize jury selection in the trial of the men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery as court prepares for opening statements

Attorneys criticize jury selection in the trial of the men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery as court prepares for opening statements

Barbara Arnwine, president of the Transformative Justice Coalition, criticized defense attorneys for questions she said they asked to strike potential Black jurors, like if they supported Black Lives Matter or believed the criminal justice system treated Black people differently than White people. Those questions targeted Black jurors for exclusion and it was disingenuous for the … Read more

A jury has been selected in the trial for the men accused of murder in Ahmaud Arbery’s death. Only 1 juror is Black

A jury has been selected in the trial for the men accused of murder in Ahmaud Arbery's death. Only 1 juror is Black

The jury, consisting of 11 White members and one Black member, was selected Wednesday evening after a two-and-a-half-week selection process that ended with prosecutors for the state accusing defense attorneys of disproportionately striking qualified Black jurors and basing some of their strikes on race. The court heard arguments for more than two hours on the … Read more