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Georgia Jury Deliberates For Second Day In Murder Trial of Men Who Killed Ahmaud Arbery – Democracy Now!

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In Georgia, jury deliberations continue today in the trial of three white men who chased down and killed 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man, while he was out for a jog. The prosecution offered its closing statement Tuesday ahead of the deliberation.
Prosecutor Linda Dunikoski: “They started it. They do not get to claim self-defense. And then, of course, provocation. You can’t force someone to defend themselves against you, so you get to claim self-defense. This isn’t the Wild West.”
Outside the courthouse, Ahmaud Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, struck a hopeful note.
Wanda Cooper-Jones: “I do think we will come back with a guilty verdict. And I’m going to leave with this: God has brought us this far, and he’s not going to fail us now. We will get justice for Ahmaud.”

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