Brunswick, Georgia — Georgia judges are expected to delve into the jury selection process at a hearing in a murder trial of three men accused of murdering a black man, Armor Arbury.
The judge scheduled a pre-trial meeting on Thursday at the Courthouse in Brunswick, Georgia.
Three white men, Greg McMichael, Travis McMichael and William “Rody” Brian Jr., were charged with murdering Arbury in February 2020. Running in their Georgia neighborhood.
McMichaels’ lawyer asked the judge not to bring the reporter into court during the interrogation of the jury candidate. They argue that placing a camera in a room during a jury selection will prevent potential juries from comfortably answering questions about race and other delicate topics.
Several media outlets, including the Associated Press, opposed the lawyer’s request.
Arbury’s death caused public anger in the spring of 2020, when shooting videos leaked to the media. Believing that Arberry was the cause of a series of invasions in the neighborhood, McMichael’s armed themselves and chased Arbury on a truck while jogging near their home.
A video shot by Brian shows the McMichael’s gun Arbury lying down. McMichael claims that he shot Arbury in self-defense when he picked up his weapon.
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