GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. (WSB) — A judge has denied bond for the father and son accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery as he jogged through a south Georgia neighborhood.
Greg and Travis McMichael were in court Thursday and Friday asking that they be released from jail. Both men have been indicted on nine charges, including malice murder.
Arbery was jogging through their neighborhood on Feb. 23 when the McMichaels and a neighbor, William “Roddie” Brayn chased him down in a pickup truck and confronted him about recent burglary incidents in the area. As Arbery and Travis McMichael struggled in the street, Arbery was shot and killed.
Lawyers for Greg and Travis McMichael argued the South Georgia father and son should be out of jail, making the case that the McMichaels were good people and were not a flight risk. Prosecutors argued that they are racists and pose a threat and that Greg McMichael was abusing his position as a former law enforcement officer and trying to influence the outcome of the trial.