White father and son charged with MURDER of unarmed black jogger Ahmaud Arbery whose death sparked national outrage – The Sun

THE white father and son who allegedly fatally gunned down a black Georgia jogger were arrested on Thursday, after the killing sparked mass outrage.

Cellphone footage appeared to show two gunmen, believed to be Gregory and Travis McMichael, shooting Ahmaud Arbery, 25, dead on February 23 as he ran through a Brunswick neighborhood.

No arrests had been made in the case until today, when the father and son were taken into custody following a local and national outcry when a video of Arbery's slaying was posted online.

His mom, Wanda Jones Cooper, shared the shocking footage on Twitter, which prompted mass outrage from Georgia residents and even presidential nominee, Joe Biden, who demanded justice for Arbery.

The McMichaels are both charged with murder and aggravated assault, local reports say.

Gregory, 64, and his son Travis, 34, were taken to the Glynn County Jail, according to WXGA, and District Attorney Tom Durden plans for a grand jury to hear the evidence.

Georgia courts won't reconvene until June 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic, however.

The McMichaels claimed they thought Arbery was a robbery suspect, which is why they allegedly chased him down and shot him in broad daylight.

In the disturbing video, the young man can be seen jogging down the road as a pick up truck begins pursuing him.

Arbery can be seen struggling with one gunman who exited the vehicle before a scream can be heard and shots are fired.

According to the New York Times, Gregory claimed Arbey started to "violently attack" his son before they began struggling with the shotgun.

This is the point Travis fired "a second later there was a second shot."

Two District Attorneys have been recused from the case due to conflicts.

Before Waycross DA George E. Barnhill stepped down from the case, he argued there wasn't probable cause for charges against the McMichaels, who had a right to carry firearms and pursue a suspected robber under Georgia law.

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