A defense attorney garnered national attention last week for mentioning the presence of Black pastors in the courtroom during the death of Ahmaud Arbery trial. After the comments were made, a large group gathered Thursday to pray.
Martin Luther King III was one of the speakers outside of the courthouse.
Arbery was shot and killed on Feb. 23, 2020. Three men face murder charges in a trial in southeast Georgia. The trial is on Day 10 as of Nov.18.
Cellphone video leaked to the public shows two armed white men in a truck approaching the 25-year-old Black man as he runs down the road. One of the men, later identified as Travis McMichael, and Arbery struggle over McMichael’s shotgun before Arbery is shot and collapses.
Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael and William "Roddy" Bryan, who recorded the video, are all charged with murder in Arbery’s death.
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