Chauvin moved to Arizona federal pen in George Floyd killing
Derek Chauvin has been moved from a Minnesota state prison where he was often held in solitary confinement to a medium-security federal prison in Arizona, where the former police officer convicted in George Floyd’s killing may be held under less restrictive conditions.
Travis McMichael sentenced to life in prison for federal hate crimes in killing of Ahmaud Arbery
The white father and son convicted of murder in Ahmaud Arbery’s fatal shooting after they chased the 25-year-old Black man through a Georgia neighborhood have been sentenced to life in prison for committing a federal hate crime.
Men face sentencing for hate crimes in Ahmaud Arbery's death
Months after they were sentenced to life in prison for murder, the three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery in a Georgia neighborhood faced a second round of criminal penalties Monday for federal hate crimes committed in the deadly pursuit of the 25-year-old Black man. U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood scheduled back-to-back hearings to individually sentence each of the defendants, starting with Travis McMichael, who blasted Arbery with a shotgun after the street chase initiated by his father and joined by a neighbor. Arbery's killing on Feb. 23, 2020, became part of a larger national reckoning over racial injustice and killings of unarmed Black people including George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Kentucky.news.yahoo.com
Lawyer: Arbery shooter fears he'll be killed in state prison
The white man who fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery after chasing the running Black man in a Georgia neighborhood says he fears he will be killed by fellow inmates if he's sent to a state prison to serve a life sentence for murder. Travis McMichael, 36, faces sentencing Monday in U.S. District Court after his conviction on federal hate crime charges in February. Attorney Amy Lee Copeland argued McMichael has received “hundreds of threats” and won't be safe in a Georgia state prison system that is under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department amid concerns about violence between inmates.news.yahoo.com
Ahmaud Arbery pursuer seeks leniency in hate crimes sentence
The white man who initiated the neighborhood chase that resulted in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery is asking a federal judge to show leniency when he's sentenced next week for a federal hate crime conviction. While Greg McMichael deserves “a substantial period of incarceration,” his defense attorney said in a legal filing, he should be spared a life sentence — though he has already been sentenced to life without parole on a separate murder conviction. McMichael also wants the judge to transfer him to a federal prison so that he avoids serving time for Arbery's murder in Georgia's state prison system, which can't ensure his safety from attacks by other inmates, the lawyer said.news.yahoo.com
After Arbery killing, 16 calls between DA, shooter's dad
One of the men convicted of murder in the street chase and fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery spoke with his former boss, the local district attorney, several times by phone in the days and weeks following the 2020 killing, according to a court document filed Thursday. Investigators found that the day after the shooting, then-Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson placed a phone call to Greg McMichael, a retired investigator for her office who initiated the pursuit that ended in Arbery's death. The call lasted more than nine minutes, prosecutors in a misconduct case against Johnson said in the legal filing.news.yahoo.com
Arbery not seen stealing, cop told hate crime defendants
A police officer testifying at the hate crimes trial of three men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery says he told two of the defendants just days before the shooting that there was evidence the young Black man had done anything worse than trespassing.
Greg McMichael won't plead to hate crime in Arbery death
The man who initiated the deadly chase that ended in the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery has reversed course and decided to plead not guilty to a federal hate crime in the 2020 killing of the unarmed Black man, according to a legal filing late Thursday. Greg McMichael's decision came days after a U.S. District Court judge rejected terms of a plea deal that he and his son, Travis McMichael, had negotiated with prosecutors. McMichael's defense attorney said in a legal notice filed jointly with prosecutors that McMichael now plans to stand trial for a second time in Arbery's death.news.yahoo.com
Federal judge rejects hate crime plea deal for man who killed Ahmaud Arbery
A federal judge on Monday rejected a plea agreement reached by federal prosecutors and one of the three men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man who was shot and killed while jogging on south Georgia street.Driving the news: Travis McMichael offered to plead guilty to violating Arbery's civil rights when he chased him through Brunswick's Satilla Shores neighborhood in 2020. But after hearing from Arbery's parents, who opposed the deal, U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Woodnews.yahoo.com
Ahmaud Arbery family express anger at plea deal for two of Black jogger’s killers
Gregory and Travis McMichael already sentenced to life in prison but deal concerns pending federal hate crimes trial Travis McMichael, left, and his father Gregory McMichael, who were convicted along with William ‘Roddie’ Bryan Jr of murdering Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. Photograph: AP The family of Ahmaud Arbery, the 25-year-old Black man who three white men chased and fatally shot in a Georgia neighborhood while he was jogging two years ago, have reacted furiously to plea deals reached with twonews.yahoo.com
Prosecutors reach plea deal with 2 of Ahmaud Arbery's murderers ahead of hate crimes trial
Two of Ahmaud Arbery's killers Travis and Gregory McMichael have reached plea agreements with prosecutors in their federal hate crimes case concerning the Black jogger's 2020 murder in Georgia, according to court filings submitted Sunday night.Why it matters: Attorneys for Arbery's family released a statement saying they're "vehemently against" the plea deals ahead of the hate crimes trial that's scheduled for Feb. 7. and that they plan to oppose the agreement in court Monday.Stay on top of thenews.yahoo.com