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Mon May 11, 2020, 08:03 PM

Georgia Attorney General Names New Prosecutor In Ahmaud Arbery Case

Source: NPR


Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr on Monday tapped a new lead prosecutor in the murder case of Ahmaud Arbery the fourth since the young black man was killed in February while jogging in Glynn County, Ga.

Joyette Holmes, District Attorney of the Cobb County Judicial Circuit and the first black woman to serve in that position, is taking over the case following a video of the shooting went viral after it was posted online last week. The footage ignited national outcry and a cascade of questions over why no arrests were made in the 10 weeks since his Feb. 23 killing.

Two white men, a father and son, were arrested on Thursday in connection with killing and face murder and aggravated assault charges. The arrests came two days after Georgia Bureau of Investigation took over the case from local authorities.

Also on Monday, the Department of Justice confirmed it was considering whether to charge Gregory McMichael, 64, a retired police detective, and his son Travis, 34, with federal hate crimes.

Cobb County District Attorney Joyette Holmes has taken over the Ahmaud Arbery case.
Cobb District Attorney's Office

Read more: https://www.npr.org/2020/05/11/854011906/georgia-attorney-general-names-new-prosecutor-in-ahmaud-arbery-case

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