Father and son charged with killing Georgia jogger

A father and son were charged Friday with killing an unarmed black man jogging through a Georgia neighborhood. Their arrests came after video of the incident emerged more than two months after the killing.


National News

May 8, 2020 - 4:06 PM

A screenshot showing Ahmaud Arbery from a gofundme supporting his family. Photo by gofundme.com vis TNS

RUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — More than two months after a black man was fatally shot while running through a Georgia neighborhood, the white father and son arrested in the case were arraigned on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault Friday.

The investigation by local authorities had seemed stalled until this week, when a video of the Feb. 23 shooting of Ahmaud Arbery was shared widely on social media, prompting outrage across the nation.

“All that matters is what the facts tell us,” Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vic Reynolds said Friday, noting that his agency brought charges a day after it was brought into the case. Reynolds said “every stone will be uncovered” in the investigation.

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