Slain Black jogger in Georgia was ‘under attack’: prosecutor

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Washington (AFP) – Three white men on trial in the US state of Georgia for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery chased him in their pickup trucks simply because he was a “Black man running down the street,” the chief prosecutor said Monday in closing arguments to the high-profile case. Gregory McMichael, 65, a retired police officer, his son Travis, 35, and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan, 52, are facing murder and other charges for the February 2020 shooting of the 25-year-old Arbery. A graphic video of the shooting of the unarmed Arbery went viral on social media and added fuel to last year’s p…

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