BREAKING: Grand jury indicts all 3 suspects on felony and malice MURDER charges for death of slain jogger, Ahmaud Arbery

A  Georgia Grand jury returned indictments of the three suspects in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery on Wednesday.

The indictment was handed down Wednesday at around 3:30 p.m. against Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryant. All three suspects were indicted on malice murder, four counts of felony murder, one count of false imprisonment, two counts of aggravated assault, and one count of attempt to commit false imprisonment.

Cobb County District Attorney Joyette M. Holmes will now move forward with the case.

“This is another positive step, another great step, for finding justice for Ahmaud, for finding justice for this family and for the community beyond,” Holmes said, according to Fox 5.

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People sit during a moment of silence as they attend a Black Lives Matter protest in the Venice Beach area of Los Angeles Friday, June 12, 2020. The sign shows from left: Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

As CrimeOnline previously reported, video recorded by Bryan in February allegedly showed the McMichaels chasing Arbery for several minutes around the Satilla Shores neighborhood in Brunswick, while in their truck, before blocking him in.

The McMichaels suspected that Arbery was responsible for a string of break-ins in the neighborhood, although they had no proof of their claims.

Bryan, who also pursued Arbery in his vehicle, blocked Arbery with his truck from behind as the McMichaels circled around the blocked and stopped in front of the victim. Travis McMichael then got out his truck, armed with a shotgun. A scuffle broke out and Travis McMichael ended up shooting Arbery three times.

In this image made from video, Travis McMichael, left, and Greg McMichael listen to a preliminary hearing via a court video feed, Thursday, June 4, 2020, while inside the in the Glynn County jail, in Brunswick, Ga. The two men who are charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery as well as William “Roddie” Bryan, was also arrested and charged with felony murder and illegally using a vehicle to try to confine and detain Arbery. (Glynn County Jail via AP, Pool)

Arbery, unarmed, died at the scene.

During Tuesday’s court hearing, Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Richard Dial provided testimony that provided a glimpse into the suspects’ alleged racist views. Key points of Dial’s testimony include:

  • Neighbors told authorities that they had seen Arbery jogging several times previously in the neighborhood, and often waved and spoke to him.
  • Social media messages sent by Bryan indicated that he used the n-word to describe black people.
  • Travis McMichael admitted he shot Arbery three times during the heat of the moment and that his adrenaline was pumping.
  • Bryan told police he heard Travis McMichael yell “fu***** n*****” after shooting Arbery and while standing over his body.
  • The McMichaels never called 911 before pursuing him.
  • Arbery ran in a ditch to avoid the suspects, but when he emerged and tried to leave the neighborhood, the suspects wouldn’t let him.
  • Bryan hit Arbery with his truck when Arbery tried to exit the neighborhood.
  • Bryan waited until after the McMichaels’ arrests before he admitted to hearing the racial slur. He never mentioned it previously.
  • Travis McMichael used racial epitaphs numerous times over text messages and social media. He allegedly said he wished someone would “blow that fu***** n****** head off.”
  • In another instance, Travis McMichael, who was in the U.S. Coast Guard, said he loved his job because “was on a boat and there weren’t any N-words anywhere.”
This photo combo of images taken Thursday, May 7, 2020, and provided by the Glynn County Detention Center, in Georgia, show Gregory McMichael, left, and his son Travis McMichael. The two have been charged with murder in the February shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, whom they had pursued in a truck after spotting him running in their neighborhood. (Glynn County Detention Center via AP)

Holmes spoke at a press conference following the indictment. Watch the full conference below.

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[Feature Photo: Ahmaud Arbery/Handout]