US man who recorded Arbery shooting video Indict for murder
The United States man who recorded mobile phone video footage of Ahmaud Arbery’s tragic shooting in the state of Georgia was taken into custody on Thursday and indicted for murder in his death.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said 50-year-old William “Roddie” Bryan was taken into custody on charges of ‘felony’ murder and criminal venture to commit false imprisonment.
‘Arbery, an unarmed black man, was killed on February 23 after a white father and son armed themselves and pursued him after spotting the 25-year-old man running in their neighbourhood. More than two months passed before authorities arrested Gregory McMichael and his son, Travis McMichael, on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault.’
Bryan lives in the same section, and the video he took from the cab of his vehicle helped stir a huge backlash when it leaked online. Bryan’s lawyer, Kevin Gough, did not immediately return a phone message.
Gregory McMichael, a former investigator for the local district attorney, told police he thought Arbery was a burglar. He said Arbery assaulted his son before he was shot.
Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, has said she knows well her son was simply out jogging.