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A ‘duty’ to chase Ahmaud Arbery? Jury in murder trial hears clashing accounts

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By Jonathan Allen BRUNSWICK, Ga. (Reuters) – A jury heard dueling accounts of whether the three white men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery had any right to chase the unarmed Black man through their mostly white Georgia neighborhood as closing arguments in the murder trial began on Monday. Gregory McMichael, 65; his son Travis McMichael, 35; and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan, 52, have pleaded not guilty to charges including murder, aggravated assault and false imprisonment. Prosecutors said the men “assumed the worst” about a 25-year-old Black man running by their homes who had n…

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