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Ahmaud Arbery video leaked by lawyer who consulted with suspects
Georgia

For weeks after Ahmaud Arbery was killed while running down a road in coastal southern Georgia, there were few public developments in the case of a 25-year-old unarmed black man who was shot while being pursued by two white men with weapons in February.

Then a graphic video of the shooting surfaced online, spurring widespread outrage.

Within days, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation had taken over the case. The video was criticized by celebrities and politicians alike, including President Donald Trump, who called the footage “very, very disturbing,” and former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, who said Arbery had essentially been “lynched before our very eyes.”

And in a major turn, the authorities announced Thursday night that they had arrested two suspects in the case and charged them with murder and aggravated assault.