Why Ahmaud Arbery’s Accused Killers Will Remain Behind Bars As They Await Trial

A Georgia judge announced that the father and son charged in the killing of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery will remain behind bars until their trial because he says they pose a “risk” if they were to be released from jail, according to reports. After a two-day hearing in November, Chatham County Judge Timothy Walmsley explained his decision further in a court document obtained by WJXT for denying the pair bond saying that they pose a “significant risk of influencing witnesses and obstructing justice,” read the letter.

Greg McMichael, 64, and his son Travis McMichael, 34, are awaiting trial on felony murder charges following the Feb. 23 shooting death of Arbery, a Black man who died in the middle of a suburban neighborhood after he was shot twice in the chest while on a run, according to the autopsy report cited by The New York Times.

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