WASHINGTON | three men arrested after the death of Ahmaud Arbery, a young jogger black, in the south of the United States have been formally charged with murder Wednesday by a grand jury.
Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was shot dead on 23 February, while he was running in a residential area of Brunswick, in the State of Georgia, in the long-past segregationist.
For more than two months, the local police have made no arrest and it took the dissemination of a video of the drama, relayed massively on social networks the beginning of may, for the investigation to be withdrawn and starts truly.
A former investigator attached to the services of the local prosecutor, Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis, 34 years old, visible on the video, had been arrested on 8 may. The author of the record, William Bryan, 50-year-old had been challenged two weeks later.
On the warrants of arrest, several charges were mentioned, including “murder” and ” attempted illegal arrest “.
The indictment was formalized Wednesday by a grand jury — a group of citizens appointed to investigate proceedings. Nine counts, including ” murder “, “aggression” or “false arrest” have been made against the three men.
They have “caused his death by continuing on with the pickups ( … ), and firing at him with guns,” one can read in this document.
The name Ahmaud Arbery is chanted for weeks in all of the United States in the context of the events giant to end violence against Afro-Americans, at the same time as those of George Floyd, asphyxiated by a white policeman in Minneapolis, or Breonna Taylor, who was shot dead at her home in Louisville, by officers who were apparently the wrong apartment.