Mom: Video Proves Son Was 'Hunted Down Like an Animal'

A Georgia grand jury will weigh charges in the Feb. 23 death of Ahmaud Arbery
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2020 11:55 AM CDT

(Newser) – "I am trembling with anger over what I just witnessed," wrote activist Shaun King Tuesday in a tweet that advised readers to "CLICK AWAY" from the video he shared if necessary. "This is the lynching of Ahmaud Arbery," he continued. "It's one of the worst things I've seen in my entire life." He wasn't alone in his pronouncement. Joe Biden called it a "cold-blood[ed]" killing and called for an investigation into Arbery's murder. Their comments come after cellphone video emerged Tuesday that shows the Georgia 25-year-old's final moments. His family says he was out jogging outside of Brunswick when he was shot and killed, allegedly by former law enforcement officer Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son, Travis, 34. Arbery was black; the McMichaels are white. The latest:

  • Arbery's mother hasn't watched the video, but she tells CBS News she hopes it "proves that my son was not committing a crime. He was out for his daily jog and he was hunted down like an animal and killed."

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