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Their own words may have doomed men who killed Ahmaud Arbery

The video of Ahmaud Arbery’s shotgun death was a shocking piece of evidence that suddenly brought the Black man’s killing into the national consciousness. But the murder convictions of the three white men who chased him may have been secured by their own words to investigators the day of the shooting. Greg McMichael, who was in the bed of a pickup truck when his son killed Arbery, told police the…
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Jurors in the trial over Ahmaud Arbery’s killing deliberated between charges of malice murder and felony murder. Here’s what that means

Gregory McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. were convicted on four and three of the counts of felony murder, respectively. Gregory’s son, Travis McMichael, was also found guilty on multiple counts of felony murder and was the only one of the three found to have committed malice murder. The difference between the malice and felony murder charges has to do with intent, CNN senior legal analyst Elie Honig said. Malice…
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Darrell Brooks in court as sixth victim announced – latest Wisconsin parade news

Darrell Brooks appears in court following Wisconsin parade attack Darrell Brooks appeared in court today for a preliminary hearing on charges for allegedly killing six people by ramming his car into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday evening. Prosecutors revealed the death of a sixth victim, a child, during the hearing, where Mr Brooks bail was set at $5m. The 39-year-old suspected driver, seen wide-eyed in a new…
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Defense lawyer prompts outrage for bringing up Ahmaud Arbery’s toenails in closing arguments

The defense attorneys for Gregory and Travis McMichael, who are charged with Arbery’s murder, repeatedly have tried to present Arbery as a criminal. On Monday, Laura Hogue, one of Gregory McMichael’s lawyers, went further. “Turning Ahmaud Arbery into a victim after the choices that he made does not reflect the reality of what brought Ahmaud Arbery to Satilla Shores in his khaki shorts with no socks to cover his long,…
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Suspect in deadly Waukesha Christmas parade tragedy may have been fleeing another incident, authorities say

“These numbers may change as we collect additional information. Many people have self-transported to area hospitals,” the city of Waukesha tweeted Monday morning. There are indications the Waukesha suspect was fleeing another incident when he drove into the parade route, according to multiple law enforcement sources familiar with the preliminary investigation findings. While early in the investigation, there is no known connection to international or domestic terrorism, and it does…
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Jacob Blake’s uncle says Kyle Rittenhouse verdict was “an atrocity”

Justin Blake, the uncle of Jacob Blake, said race played a role in Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal, and he believes the teen was guilty. Rittenhouse on Friday was found not guilty after he shot three men, killing two of them, at protests that erupted over police shooting and wounding Jacob Blake last year. “If you are Caucasian, these are the things that you can do,” Justin Blake told CBS News’ Lana…
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Here’s what legal experts say helped acquit Kyle Rittenhouse

Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, were killed, and Gaige Grosskreutz, now 27, was wounded. Rittenhouse was charged with five felonies: first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide and two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety. The two-week trial — which captured America’s attention and was in many ways emblematic of the divided nation — featured testimony from more than 30 witnesses, including Rittenhouse himself, video…
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Kyle Rittenhouse trial: Jury to deliberate for 4th day in attempt to reach verdict

KENOSHA, Wis. (WLS) — The jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial will enter a fourth day of deliberations as it attempts to reach a verdict on five charges against the Antioch, Illinois teen. At the end of the day Thursday, jurors were sent home with the only piece of the case they’ve been approved to review outside the courthouse, 36 pages of jury instructions. As Kyle Rittenhouse waits to learn…
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Jury to return for third day of deliberations in Kyle Rittenhouse trial – follow live

Watch live as Kyle Rittenhouse jury begins deliberations The jurors in the homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse ended the second day of deliberation without reaching a verdict in the case. They reviewed several key pieces of video evidence that traced the shootings in Kenosha on 25 August 2020 and will return to the courthouse on Thursday to begin the third day of deliberations. Meanwhile, Republican representative Matt Gaetz said he…
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Kyle Rittenhouse defense accuses prosecutors of withholding key video

Kyle Rittenhouse’s legal team accused prosecutors of holding back key video footage that is at the heart of their case in a formal motion for a mistrial, court documents show. Lawyers for the 18-year-old Kenosha gunman already called for a mistrial during the hearing, and filed a formal seven-page request less than an hour before closing arguments Monday, The Chicago Tribune noted. The motion argues any conviction should be overruled…
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