The three white men charged with murder regarding the death of Black jogger Ahmad Arbery pled not guilty in Chatham County Superior Court Friday.
Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis, 34, were charged with murder and aggravated assault. Their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., 50, took the now-viral cellphone video and was charged with murder and attempt to illegally detain and confine, the New York Post reports.
According to police, Gregory saw Arbery jogging in his neighborhood and believed he was a burglary suspect, then he and his son armed themselves and chased after Arbery. Bryan later joined the chase and took a video of the incident from his phone before Arbery was shot.
No further court dates have been set regarding the case, but several motions were made on behalf of Bryan including one requesting bond.