News

Ahmaud Arbery killers to face federal judge in Brunswick Monday

Brunswick, GA — The three Georgia men convicted of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery will be in federal court Monday in Brunswick.

In addition to the state murder charges Gregory and Travis McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan were convicted of in November, they also face federal hate crime and attempted kidnapping charges.

[RELATED: Jury finds all 3 men guilty of murder of Ahmaud Arbery]

They were indicted in April 2021 by a federal grand jury in the Southern District of Georgia. The Department of Justice detailed the indictment as follows:

“Counts One and Two of the indictment allege that the defendants used force and threats of force to intimidate and interfere with Arbery’s right to use a public street because of his race. Specifically, Count One of the indictment alleges that as Arbery was running on a public street in the Satilla Shores neighborhood of Brunswick, Georgia, Travis and Gregory McMichael armed themselves with firearms, got into a truck, and chased Arbery through the public streets of the neighborhood while yelling at him, using their truck to cut off his route, and threatening him with firearms. Count One also alleges that the offense resulted in Arbery’s death. Count Two alleges that William “Roddie” Bryan joined the chase and used his truck to cut off Arbery’s route.

“In addition to the hate-crime charges, Count Three alleges that all three defendants attempted to unlawfully seize and confine Arbery by chasing after him in their trucks in an attempt to restrain him, restrict his free movement, corral and detain him against his will, and prevent his escape. Counts Four and Five allege that during the course of the crime of violence charged in Count One, Travis used, carried, brandished, and discharged a Remington shotgun, and Gregory used, carried, and brandished a .357 Magnum revolver.”

[RELATED: Ahmaud Arbery: Suspects charged with murder in Brunswick man’s 2020 death now charged with federal hate crimes]

Arbery was shot and killed on Feb. 23, 2020.

Action News Jax will have a crew inside the federal court hearing on Monday.

Check back here for updates.