Jury Seated In Ahmaud Arbery Killers' Federal Hate Crime Trial


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A jury has been seated in the federal trial for the three men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery in February 2020 who are now facing hate crime charges.

The jury was seated Monday (February 14) in Georgia after a pool of 64 people was narrowed down to 16 –– 12 jurors and four alternates. The jury was questioned for about a week before being selected, ABC News reported. More than 160 potential jurors were selected from 43 counties across the state.

US District Court Judge Lisa Goodbey Wood told attorneys Friday (February 11) to be prepared to make opening statements on Monday after telling jurors about the nature of the evidence against the defendants and what they might hear during witness testimony.

One juror admitted they had a negative view of the men because they didn't seem to show remorse during the state trial, but vowed to be impartial during the federal trial. Another said they only knew it was a high

Travis and Gregory McMichael, along with their neighbor William "Roddie" Bryan were sentenced to life in prison last month after a state jury found the men guilty of murdering Arbery on February 23, 2020.

The men weren't arrested for the killing until two months after when a video of them hunting Arbery down and shooting him at point blank range surfaced online.

Federal prosecutors will argue the men targeted 25-year-old Arbery because he was Black.

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