Federal Hate Crimes Indictment in Arbery Case

From The Islander: The lead prosecutor in the case of the February 2020 shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery Jesse Evans has stepped down. Evans has left the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office where he served as deputy chief assistant district attorney. Instead Cobb County Assistant District Attorney Linda Dunikoski will prosecute the case against 35 year old Travis McMichael, 65 year old Gregory McMichael, and 51 year old William “Roddie” Bryan. The three men are accused of murder, false imprisonment, aggravated assault, along with other charges in the death of Arbery. Today the Justice Department indicted the three men on federal hate crime charges including one count of interference with civil rights and attempted kidnapping. The McMichaels are also charged with using, carrying and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.