The defense teams for Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. have rested after presenting their case for two days and calling seven witnesses, including Travis McMichael.
The three White men on trial are accused of chasing down and killing Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man who was out for a jog on Feb. 23, 2020, in the Satilla Shores neighborhood, just outside of Brunswick, Georgia.
The men were arrested in May 2020, after a video of the shooting shot by Bryan surfaced.
All three men are charged with malice and felony murder and have pleaded not guilty. They also face charges of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit a felony.
The McMichaels claim they were conducting a citizen's arrest and that Travis McMichael was acting in self-defense at the time of Arbery’s death. Bryan maintains he is innocent of any wrongdoing.
If convicted of the state charges, each man could face life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Closing arguments will be at 9 a.m. on Monday.