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Ahmaud Arbery’s Accused Killers Plead Not Guilty To Hate Crimes

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All three defendants pleaded not guilty on the federal charges of allegedly killing Arbery because of his race and will remain in the state’s custody without bond. Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man who was chased and shot while jogging near his home, according to online court documents.

Greg McMichael, a 65-year-old former police officer; Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael’s 35-year-old son; and William “Roddie” Bryan appeared in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Benjamin Cheesbro for their first court appearance since they were indicted on the federal charges.