The three men convicted of killing Ahmaud Arbery in February 2020 had sent a litany of racist social media posts and texts.
That’s according to the second day of testimony Tuesday in the federal hate-crimes trial for Arbery’s murder in Georgia’s Brunswick U.S. District Court.
Father and son, Greg and Travis McMichael, and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan were found guilty of murdering Arbery in November.
The three white men killed Arbery, who was Black, as he was jogging in a local neighborhood.
A superior court judge sentenced the McMichaels to life without parole and Bryan to life with some possibility of parole.
They are on trial now for the second time in federal court.
Federal prosecutor Bobbi Bernstein argued the defendants’ disgust at the sight of a Black jogger they suspected of committing a crime sparked the deadly confrontation.