BRANSWIK, GA (AP) – A police officer who testified in court about hate crimes against three men convicted of killing Ahmaud Arbury says he told two of the defendants a few days before the shooting that there is evidence that the young black man had done anything worse than breaking.
Glyn County Officer Robert Rush told the court on Thursday that Arbury had repeatedly visited the house under construction but had taken nothing.
Two years ago, father and son Greg and Travis McMichael armed themselves and chased Arbury in a pickup truck.
Neighbor William “Roddy” Brian joined the chase and recorded a video on his mobile phone in which Travis McMichael blew up Arbury with a gun.
All three pleaded not guilty to hate crimes.