At this moment, Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan Jr — the men involved in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a young Black man gunned down during a morning jog — are appearing before Judge Wallace E. Harrell. TMZ reports that the hearing is meant to establish whether there remains enough evidence to move forward with the murder case. While the alleged murderer and his associates will not be physically present, their lawyers will be representing them in Glynn County Magistrate Court in Georgia.
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The hearing is being live-streamed, and at the moment of his writing, the court has recently begun to resume following a brief recess. Both McMichaels have already appeared on camera, while Bryan JR. did not; it should be noted that all three parties are currently being held in jail without any bond.
As of now, TMZ confirms that a detective took the stand in opposition to Gregory McMichael’s position that Arbery matched the description of a burglary suspect. The detective maintains that there is no evidence suggesting that Arbery was complicit in burglary of any sort, going so far as to provide details of the McMichaels pursuing Arbery in an elaborate chase.
With a verdict yet to be reached, those curious about the case can tune into the live stream courtesy of TMZ. For those interested in catching up on what has already transpired, PBS has uploaded the hearing onto YouTube — also embedded below.