CBS News reports:
Three Georgia men were charged with federal hate crimes Wednesday in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who was pursued and gunned down by two White men as he jogged through a Brunswick neighborhood. The men already faced state murder charges.
Travis McMichael, 35, his father Gregory McMichael, 65, and 51-year-old William “Roddie” Bryan were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in the Southern District of Georgia. They were each charged with one count of interference with rights and one count of attempted kidnapping, according to a Department of Justice press release.
Travis and Gregory McMichael were charged with one count of using, carrying and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. Travis McMichael was also charged with discharging a firearm.
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BREAKING: The three men charged in Georgia for the killing of #AhmaudArbery have been indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with hate crimes and attempted kidnapping.
25-year-old Arbery was killed while jogging last year. The three men chased and fatally shot him. pic.twitter.com/meIctRVvZr
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Three Georgia Men Charged with Federal Hate Crimes and Attempted Kidnapping in Connection with the Death of Ahmaud Arberyhttps://t.co/qGOmwCRfSj
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BREAKING: Justice Dept. indicts Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan with federal hate crimes and attempted kidnapping charges in connection to the death of Ahmaud Arbery. pic.twitter.com/AphZQDC6pS
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