Ahmaud Arbery murder suspects charged with hate crimes by Justice Department

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department has charged three men with hate crimes for the death of Ahmaud Arbery, who was shot and killed just two miles from his Georgia home.

Three men – Travis McMichael, 35; his father, Gregory McMichael, 65; and William “Roddie” Bryan, 51 – were indicted Wednesday for targeting and threatening Arbery because of his race.

Arbery was jogging in his neighborhood when the McMichaels, both of whom armed, got into a truck and chased Arbery while yelling at him, federal prosecutors said. Bryan later joined the chase in his truck. The men then allegedly tried to kidnap Arbery.

All men are already facing murder charges in Georgia.

This story will be updated.

A mural of Ahmaud Arbery is on display in Brunswick, Ga., where the 25-year-old man was shot and killed in February. It was painted by Miami artist Marvin Weeks.

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